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Velkia and the Islands

Population25.262 billion

CapitalFour Corners
LeaderProtectorate Pika Paquet


The Liberal Tropical Emirates of Velkia and the Islands is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Protectorate Pika Paquet with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 25.262 billion Velkia Islanders hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Social Policy, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Four Corners. The average income tax rate is 95.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Velkian economy, worth a remarkable 6,316 trillion Crowns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 250,036 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

3D printed organs are a breath of new life for the sick and elderly, a suspicious number of John Smiths are known to donate to Velkian politicians, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, and the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent. Crime is totally unknown. Velkia and the Islands's national animal is the Breegull, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Velkia and the Islands is ranked 21,719th in the world and 36th in Forest for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 5,167.68 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 72ndSafest: 292ndMost Secular: 316thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 319thLargest Publishing Industry: 628thSmartest Citizens: 1,039thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,151stMost Influential: 1,153rdMost Cultured: 1,395thHighest Economic Output: 1,437thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,654thHighest Food Quality: 1,710thMost Developed: 1,867thMost Inclusive: 1,910thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,080thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,123rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,210thTop
Most Pacifist: 2,458thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,525thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,536thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,745thLargest Governments: 2,843rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,901stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,917thHighest Average Incomes: 3,613thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,638thMost Efficient Economies: 3,842ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,262ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,303rdLargest Populations: 4,447thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,474thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,690thNicest Citizens: 5,489thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,964thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,047thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,197thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,533rdMost Stationary: 10,578thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,733rdLowest Crime Rates: 11,866thTop
Most Patriotic: 13,622ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21,702ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21,719th
Least Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 25th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 25th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 28th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionMost Developed: 31st in the regionMost Influential: 33rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 33rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 35th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 36th in the regionLargest Governments: 38th in the regionMost Inclusive: 40th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 41st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 44th in the region

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