by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,622nd Least Corrupt Governments: 3,016th Most Cheerful Citizens: 5,494th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Las Patria es Primero
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population6.114 billion

CapitalVelarde City
LeaderDyleo Alejandro

AnimalGolden Eagle

The Republic of Velarde is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Dyleo Alejandro with a fair hand, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, sprawling nuclear power plants, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.114 billion Velardeans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Velarde City. The average income tax rate is 80.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Velardean economy, worth 761 trillion Pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 124,584 Pesos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads, dinner parties often end in politically charged fist fights, there are no more heroes any more, and government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Velarde's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Velarde is ranked 138,775th in the world and 77th in South Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -62.44 on the Rand Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,622ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,016thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,494thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,866thBest Weather: 6,355thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,561stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,617thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,620thMost Developed: 6,958thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,031stSafest: 7,347thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,597thNicest Citizens: 7,675thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,677thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 8,580thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,369thMost Cultured: 9,590thMost Inclusive: 9,847thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,870thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,053rdMost Pacifist: 10,103rdSmartest Citizens: 10,688thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,009thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,105thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,255thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,887thLargest Governments: 13,087thLowest Crime Rates: 13,379thMost Influential: 14,227thHealthiest Citizens: 14,341stMost Subsidized Industry: 14,745thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,839th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Velarde was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Velarde was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Velarde was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Velarde was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Velarde was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Velarde was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Velarde voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Treatment of the Deceased".
  • : Velarde voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Kyrusia".
  • : Velarde voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Preventing Unjust Warfare".
  • : Velarde was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Densaner, Bria Wores Bobba, and Johanneslanden.

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