by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 170th Most Efficient Economies: 240th Most Influential: 245th
The Trenchant Order of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kinda neat.
Regional Influence
WA Delegate / Non-Executive Delegate
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
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The Trenchant Order of The Voltarum is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leita O'Shea with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, strictly enforced bedtime, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 29.544 billion Voltaru love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ohm. The average income tax rate is 99.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Voltaru economy, worth a remarkable 5,644 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 191,068 volts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All new "spies" are fifteen-year-old acne-ridden kids on computers, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, the state auctions off combat drones to fund war reparations, and almost all of The Voltarum's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices. 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 45,995th in the world and 17th in Antarctica for Most Extreme, scoring 22.67 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Stationary: 170thMost Efficient Economies: 240thMost Influential: 245thSafest: 322ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 405thMost Developed: 421stBest Weather: 488thMost Beautiful Environments: 519thLongest Average Lifespans: 613thHealthiest Citizens: 633rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 654thMost Advanced Public Education: 668thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 707thMost Advanced Public Transport: 716thLargest Populations: 721stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 763rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 780thHighest Economic Output: 804thLowest Crime Rates: 859thLargest Governments: 906thSmartest Citizens: 1,043rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,410thMost Secular: 1,493rdTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 1,832ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,009thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,150thMost Cultured: 2,974thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,880thLargest Mining Sector: 3,928thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,349thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,539thHighest Average Incomes: 5,373rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,509thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,387thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 7,862ndMost Politically Free: 10,499thRudest Citizens: 10,713thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,018thMost Income Equality: 13,050th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the region

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