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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 874th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,483rd Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,322nd
The Monarchial Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Rondelav Totik Filen
King-Emperor Boris Welmington II
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Varola

Population4.259 billion

CapitalVarolum
LeaderKing-Emperor Boris Welmington II
FaithIhdur

CurrencyVaro
AnimalDove

The Monarchial Empire of Varola is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by King-Emperor Boris Welmington II with an iron fist, and renowned for its national health service, aversion to nipples, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.259 billion Varolans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Administration and Education also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Varolum. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Varolan economy, worth 878 trillion Varoes a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 206,153 Varoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The military will start wars with other nations on a lark, King-Emperor Boris Welmington II often plays real life games of Tower Defense against hordes of angry villagers, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism, and cops with assault weaponry are forcing their way into private homes to search for terrorists. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Varola's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Ihdur.

Varola is ranked 3,653rd in the world and 219th in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 589.1 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 874thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,483rdTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,322ndLargest Governments: 3,142ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,471stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,653rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,979thLowest Crime Rates: 4,040thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,211thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,738thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,819thHighest Average Incomes: 5,245thMost Cultured: 5,631stSmartest Citizens: 6,434thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,733rdMost Developed: 7,500thHealthiest Citizens: 7,913thMost Inclusive: 7,943rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 8,549thMost Influential: 9,754thLargest Retail Industry: 11,691stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,710thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,730thMost Authoritarian: 12,283rdMost Conservative: 12,381stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,640thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,179thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,987thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,179thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,431stHighest Economic Output: 16,727th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 39th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 61st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 84th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 140th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 152nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 172nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 174th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 191st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 197th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 219th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 253rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 275th in the regionMost Cultured: 283rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 289th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 363rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 364th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 432nd in the regionMost Developed: 436th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 478th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 538th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 541st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 542nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 545th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 588th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 669th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 672nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 677th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 697th in the regionMost Conservative: 719th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 834th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Varola, cops with assault weaponry are forcing their way into private homes to search for terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Varola, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism.
  • : Following new legislation in Varola, King-Emperor Boris Welmington II often plays real life games of Tower Defense against hordes of angry villagers.
  • : Following new legislation in Varola, the military will start wars with other nations on a lark.
  • : Following new legislation in Varola, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft.
  • : Varola was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in Varola, in a fit of passion King-Emperor Boris Welmington II has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions.
  • : Following new legislation in Varola, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories'.
  • : Varola was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Varola, children are often punished for the sins of the fathers.

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