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The Voltarum

Population37.895 billion

LeaderLeita O'Shea

Animalelectric sloth

The Trenchant Order of The Voltarum is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leita O'Shea with a fair hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 37.895 billion Voltaru hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ohm. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Voltaru economy, worth a remarkable 7,245 trillion volts 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 led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 191,187 volts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Anti-government web sites are springing up, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, the navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust, and Voltaru Standard Vodka is the only drink that bars stock. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Voltarum's national animal is the electric sloth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Voltarum is ranked 616th in the world and 1st in Antarctica for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 20,996.85 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Stationary: 141stSafest: 409thMost Advanced Public Transport: 433rdMost Influential: 482ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 532ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 561stBest Weather: 581stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 616thLargest Populations: 623rdMost Advanced Public Education: 641stMost Beautiful Environments: 672ndMost Developed: 692ndLongest Average Lifespans: 797thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 831stHighest Average Tax Rates: 853rdHealthiest Citizens: 872ndHighest Economic Output: 1,026thLowest Crime Rates: 1,068thLargest Governments: 1,117thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,389thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,482ndSmartest Citizens: 1,533rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,853rdTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,857thMost Cultured: 3,055thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,736thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,204thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,266thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,885thMost Efficient Economies: 5,931stHighest Average Incomes: 7,678thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,174thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,728thMost Secular: 9,893rdLargest Mining Sector: 10,486thTop
Most Inclusive: 15,315thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,534thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,562ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,832ndRudest Citizens: 23,347th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Voltarum voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Deadeye Jack".
  • : The Voltarum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom of dress".
  • : The Voltarum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Quebecshire".
  • : The Voltarum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Convicted Voters".
  • : The Voltarum lodged a message on the Antarctica Regional Message Board.
  • : The Voltarum voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Ellenburg".
  • : The Voltarum voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Native Prairies and Grasslands".
  • : The Voltarum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Regulation on the Integrity of Genetic Data".
  • : The Voltarum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Citizenship And Birth Act".
  • : The Voltarum rejected a request from Matheo for an embassy with Antarctica.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 7 » Hobbitat, Piedra Negra, Toneor, Xmara, Jittersamhay, The Antarctic Ascendancy, and Turis.

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