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Most Stationary: 160th Most Efficient Economies: 240th Most Influential: 294th
The Trenchant Order of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kinda neat.
Influence
Superpower
WA Delegate / Non-Executive Delegate
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Voltarum

Population30.618 billion

CapitalOhm
LeaderLeita O'Shea

Currencyvolt
Animalelectric sloth

The Trenchant Order of The Voltarum is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leita O'Shea with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and national health service. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 30.618 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, socially-minded 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 income tax rate is 100.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Voltaru economy, worth a remarkable 5,861 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 major contributions from Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 191,430 volts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, the endangered saltwater humpback electric sloth is only seen in captivity programs, businesses are abandoning the city centre because of the lack of transport connections, and both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade. 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 94,304th in the world and 24th in Antarctica for Most Authoritarian, with 0.18 Stalins.

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Most Stationary: 160thMost Efficient Economies: 240thMost Influential: 294thSafest: 346thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 385thMost Developed: 493rdBest Weather: 503rdMost Beautiful Environments: 535thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 677thLongest Average Lifespans: 677thMost Advanced Public Transport: 679thLargest Populations: 691stHealthiest Citizens: 703rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 711thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 712thMost Advanced Public Education: 721stHighest Average Tax Rates: 787thHighest Economic Output: 817thLowest Crime Rates: 870thLargest Governments: 929thSmartest Citizens: 1,234thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,569thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,797thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,203rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,324thMost Cultured: 3,033rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,361stLargest Mining Sector: 4,436thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,691stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,645thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,825thHighest Average Incomes: 5,828thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,504thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,415thMost Secular: 8,513thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 11,425thMost Income Equality: 13,110th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the region

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