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Healthiest Citizens: 1,688thMost Cultured: 2,011thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,023rd
The People's Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Semper Velkanika
Influence
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
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Velkanika

Population19.618 billion

CapitalKuvongrad
LeaderMikhail Utkin

CurrencyTeuron
AnimalRed Tailed Hawk

The People's Republic of Velkanika is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Mikhail Utkin with an even hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, humorless population of 19.618 billion Velkanikans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kuvongrad. The average income tax rate is 53.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Velkanikan economy, worth a remarkable 2,226 trillion Teurons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 113,511 Teurons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A byzantine web of conspiracies and secret alliances must be navigated any time legislation is voted upon, demand for gourmet white truffles is on the rise, black market eau de toilette is made in bathroom labs across the nation, and Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Velkanika's national animal is the Red Tailed Hawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Velkanika is ranked 168,506th in the world and 23rd in Greater Olympus for Rudest Citizens, with 32.2 Insults Per Minute.

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Healthiest Citizens: 1,688thMost Cultured: 2,011thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 3,023rdBest Weather: 3,154thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,406thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,769thSafest: 5,711thHighest Economic Output: 6,570thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,604thLargest Populations: 6,791stSmartest Citizens: 7,424thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,408thTop
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Most Secular: 11,181stLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,347thMost Pacifist: 12,225thLowest Crime Rates: 12,311thMost Stationary: 12,462ndMost Influential: 12,710thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,526thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,660thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,776thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,241stMost Inclusive: 17,280thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,761stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,234th
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Best Weather: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Velkanika was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Velkanika changed its national motto to "Semper Velkanika".
  • : Velkanika was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Velkanika was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Velkanika was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Velkanika was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Velkanika was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist and the Top 10% for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Velkanika was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Velkanika was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Velkanika was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.

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