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Velahor

Population7.69 billion

CapitalBozeman
LeaderPresident Henry Ryan

CurrencyBeer
AnimalBison

The Republic of Velahor is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Henry Ryan with a fair hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 7.69 billion Velahorians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bozeman. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Velahorian economy, worth a remarkable 1,180 trillion Beers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 153,544 Beers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 518,794 per year while the poor average 33,611, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Takeaway food bought on the weekend now comes with fifty percent more sweat and tears, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, and fiscal policy hawks decry the sizable "panem et circenses" fund added to the public budget. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Velahor's national animal is the Bison, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Velahor is ranked 214,165th in the world and 7,230th in Osiris for Most Authoritarian, with 164.74 milliStalins.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,336thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,149thHighest Crime Rates: 2,247thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,534thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,790thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,933rdFattest Citizens: 4,386thLargest Retail Industry: 4,556thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,728thRudest Citizens: 5,242ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,066thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,925thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,287thMost Armed: 11,654thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,244thHighest Average Incomes: 13,340thLargest Black Market: 16,173rdHighest Economic Output: 16,214thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,924thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,146thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,470thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,368thSmartest Citizens: 20,711thMost Politically Free: 21,141stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,671stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 23,771st
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 75th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 111th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 117th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 119th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 137th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 160th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 217th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 226th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 233rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 235th in the regionRudest Citizens: 248th in the regionMost Politically Free: 254th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 300th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 322nd in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 477th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 484th in the regionMost Armed: 493rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 560th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 638th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 692nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 757th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Velahor's influence in Osiris rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Velahor was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Velahor was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Velahor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies and Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Velahor, fiscal policy hawks decry the sizable "panem et circenses" fund added to the public budget.
  • : Following new legislation in Velahor, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Following new legislation in Velahor, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds.
  • : Velahor altered its national flag.
  • : Velahor's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Velahor was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.

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