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Velahor

Population6.511 billion

CapitalBozeman
LeaderPresident Henry Ryan

CurrencyBeer
AnimalBison

The Republic of Velahor is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Henry Ryan with a fair hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, keen interest in outer space, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 6.511 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 999 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 153,576 Beers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 512,857 per year while the poor average 34,212, a ratio of 15.0 to 1.

The arms industry is strictly regulated, women complaining about lack of opportunity are told to "man up", international terrorists often get their weapons supply in Velahor, and takeaway food bought on the weekend now comes with fifty percent more sweat and tears. 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 141,273rd in the world and 4,757th in Osiris for Most Avoided, scoring 1.66 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,455thTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 2,104thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,208thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,489thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,901stHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,915thLargest Retail Industry: 4,074thFattest Citizens: 4,433rdMost Rebellious Youth: 4,783rdRudest Citizens: 4,969thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,807thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,895thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,782ndMost Armed: 9,645thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,939thHighest Average Incomes: 12,604thLargest Black Market: 14,017thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,664thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,688thHighest Economic Output: 16,923rdMost Politically Free: 17,491stMost Beautiful Environments: 19,593rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,292nd
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 64th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 100th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 117th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 128th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 149th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 156th in the regionRudest Citizens: 190th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 200th in the regionFattest Citizens: 238th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 244th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 249th in the regionMost Politically Free: 332nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 339th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 449th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 473rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 505th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 544th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 638th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 693rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 729th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 747th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Velahor's influence in Osiris rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Velahor altered its national flag.
  • : Velahor altered its national flag.
  • : Velahor altered its national flag.
  • : Velahor was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Velahor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Velahor altered its national flag.
  • : Velahor was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector and the Top 10% for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Velahor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Velahor was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry and the Top 10% for Most Eco-Friendly Governments and Most Efficient Economies.

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