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Velkia and the Islands

Population24.342 billion

CapitalFour Corners
LeaderProtectorate Pika Paquet


The Liberal Tropical Emirates of Velkia and the Islands is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Protectorate Pika Paquet with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, strictly enforced bedtime, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 24.342 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, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Social Policy, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Four Corners. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Velkian economy, worth a remarkable 6,079 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 249,742 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 243,528th in the world and 471st in Forest for Most Primitive, scoring -739.34 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Least Corrupt Governments: 68thSafest: 276thMost Secular: 297thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 319thLargest Publishing Industry: 621stSmartest Citizens: 1,003rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,141stMost Influential: 1,245thMost Cultured: 1,383rdHighest Economic Output: 1,429thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,570thMost Developed: 1,802ndMost Inclusive: 1,860thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,000thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,178thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,207thMost Pacifist: 2,319thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,423rdTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,564thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,694thLargest Governments: 2,749thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,763rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,861stHighest Average Incomes: 3,501stMost Efficient Economies: 3,596thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,707thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,299thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,320thLargest Populations: 4,548thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,625thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,948thNicest Citizens: 5,581stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,145thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,356thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,657thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,391stMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,366thMost Stationary: 11,422ndLowest Crime Rates: 11,925thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,913thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21,977th
Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 24th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 32nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 35th in the regionMost Inclusive: 35th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 41st in the regionLargest Governments: 41st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 45th in the region

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