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Least Corrupt Governments: 67th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 163rd Most Secular: 187th
The Liberal Tropical Emirates of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
For Freedom!
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Velkia and the Islands

Population20.373 billion

CapitalFour Corners
LeaderProtectorate Pika Paquet
FaithAtheism

CurrencyCrown
AnimalBreegull

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 smutty television, parental licensing program, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 20.373 billion Velkia Islanders love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Social Policy, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Four Corners. The average income tax rate is 95.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Velkian economy, worth a remarkable 4,968 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 243,860 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All work and no play has rendered the nation's children somewhat intelligent but also remarkably dull, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, Protectorate Pika Paquet is spearheading a new fashion trend of wearing swimming goggles and medieval armour, and Max Barry is this year's Miss Velkia and the Islands. 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 1,278th in the world and 27th in Forest for Most Developed, scoring 97.44 on the Human Development Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 67thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 163rdMost Secular: 187thSafest: 266thLargest Publishing Industry: 746thHighest Poor Incomes: 988thSmartest Citizens: 1,039thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,247thMost Developed: 1,278thHighest Economic Output: 1,461stTop
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Most Inclusive: 1,606thMost Influential: 1,670thMost Cultured: 1,681stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,761stMost Efficient Economies: 1,981stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,120thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,168thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,381stMost Beautiful Environments: 2,489thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,597thMost Pacifist: 2,683rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,716thLargest Governments: 2,967thHighest Average Incomes: 3,037thHealthiest Citizens: 3,430thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,430thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,031stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,490thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,792ndLargest Populations: 4,823rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,935thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,938thNicest Citizens: 5,081stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,094thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,938thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,377thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,969thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,150thLowest Crime Rates: 11,720thMost Stationary: 15,288th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 18th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 27th in the regionMost Inclusive: 30th in the regionMost Stationary: 31st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Velkia and the Islands, Max Barry is this year's Miss Velkia and the Islands.
  • : Following new legislation in Velkia and the Islands, Protectorate Pika Paquet is spearheading a new fashion trend of wearing swimming goggles and medieval armour.
  • : Following new legislation in Velkia and the Islands, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters.
  • : Following new legislation in Velkia and the Islands, all work and no play has rendered the nation's children somewhat intelligent but also remarkably dull.
  • : Velkia and the Islands was endorsed by The Federation of Hyon Delta.
  • : Velkia and the Islands voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Common Territories".
  • : Velkia and the Islands voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Prevention of Mutually assured destruction".
  • : Following new legislation in Velkia and the Islands, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Velkia and the Islands, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies.
  • : Following new legislation in Velkia and the Islands, genetic researchers have taken to conducting illegal experiments in secret lairs.

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