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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,692nd Most Avoided: 3,754th Largest Black Market: 4,277th
The Second Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Business As Usual...
Influence
Duckspeaker
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Vahkiran

Population14.427 billion

CapitalKal'Ruul'Tek
FaithThe Shenru Prophecy

CurrencyVahkiran Royal Credit
AnimalJahkii

The Second Empire of The Vahkiran is a gargantuan, efficient nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.427 billion Vahkiran are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kal'Ruul'Tek. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.5%.

The all-consuming Vahkiran economy, worth a remarkable 1,590 trillion Vahkiran Royal Credits a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 110,278 Vahkiran Royal Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 407,321 per year while the poor average 21,054, a ratio of 19.3 to 1.

Former customs officers are adjusting to their new lives as market stall traders, research into 'designer babies' is banned, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away, and attempted suicide is punishable by public hanging. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Vahkiran's national animal is the Jahkii, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Shenru Prophecy.

The Vahkiran is ranked 112,101st in the world and 67th in The Local Cluster for Nudest, with 82.5 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,692ndMost Avoided: 3,754thLargest Black Market: 4,277thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,332ndFattest Citizens: 4,387thHighest Crime Rates: 5,196thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,314thMost Armed: 5,339thMost Primitive: 6,479thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,631stTop
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Highest Economic Output: 7,850thLargest Mining Sector: 8,415thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,147thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,226thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,315thLargest Populations: 10,435thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,537thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,157thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,433rdMost Influential: 11,745thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,195thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,511thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,690th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionMost Primitive: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the region

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