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Safest: 9,255th Best Weather: 11,173rd Most Pacifist: 14,161st
The Most Serene Republic of
Democratic Socialists
I don't want the world, I just want to have half.
Regional Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Most Serene Republic of MaximumVolume is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Principal Masturbator with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 1.171 billion Vollists are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Warm Shower. The average income tax rate is 78.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish MaximumVolumean economy, worth 34.0 trillion fists a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving and Book Publishing. Average income is 29,014 fists, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Libraries have replaced overdue book fines with mandatory mental health assessments, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage, strategic bombers are being converted into preschools, and only rebellious teens who want to look cool and dangerous drink milk in public. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. MaximumVolume's national animal is the Parakeet, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

MaximumVolume is ranked 25,241st in the world and 927th in Osiris for Nudest, with 203.75 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Safest: 9,255thBest Weather: 11,173rdMost Pacifist: 14,161stHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,151stMost Beautiful Environments: 16,075th
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Best Weather: 443rd in the regionSafest: 444th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : MaximumVolume changed its national capital to "Warm Shower", its demonym to "Vollist", and its leader to "Principal Masturbator".
  • : Following new legislation in MaximumVolume, only rebellious teens who want to look cool and dangerous drink milk in public.
  • : Following new legislation in MaximumVolume, strategic bombers are being converted into preschools.
  • : Following new legislation in MaximumVolume, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • : Following new legislation in MaximumVolume, libraries have replaced overdue book fines with mandatory mental health assessments.
  • : Following new legislation in MaximumVolume, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence.
  • : Following new legislation in MaximumVolume, the word 'foreigner' is considered a highly vulgar expletive.
  • : MaximumVolume's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : MaximumVolume's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : MaximumVolume changed its national leader to "Big Kahuna".

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