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Most Devout: 2,843rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,992ndLargest Mining Sector: 5,432nd
The Transitional Government of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Together triumphant, tireless, tactful, transcendent.
President Pyotr Andreiovich Dvornikov
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Population1.657 billion

LeaderPresident Pyotr Andreiovich Dvornikov
FaithEastern Orthodoxy

CurrencyVelkosti kopek
AnimalVelkosti wolverine

The Transitional Government of Velkost is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by President Pyotr Andreiovich Dvornikov with an iron fist, and notable for its aversion to nipples, pith helmet sales, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.657 billion Velkostis are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tsitadel. The average income tax rate is 64.9%.

The all-consuming Velkostian economy, worth 204 trillion Velkosti kopeks a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 123,621 Velkosti kopeks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

All work and no play has rendered the nation's children somewhat intelligent but also remarkably dull, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours, bailiffs must face down a fusillade of depleted uranium rounds, and international terrorists often get their weapons supply in Velkost. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Velkost's national animal is the Velkosti wolverine, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Eastern Orthodoxy.

Velkost is ranked 6,273rd in the world and 8th in APSIA for Most Avoided, scoring 417.85 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most Devout: 2,843rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,992ndLargest Mining Sector: 5,432ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,574thMost Avoided: 6,273rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,061stTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10,493rdMost Corrupt Governments: 11,037thLargest Black Market: 13,537thLargest Retail Industry: 13,552ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,021stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,049thLowest Crime Rates: 16,151stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,294th
Most Devout: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Velkost was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, Largest Manufacturing Sector, Largest Mining Sector, Most Devout, and Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Velkost's influence in APSIA rose from "Hatchling" to "Squire".
  • : Velkost relocated from Lazarus to APSIA.
  • : Velkost altered its national flag.
  • : Velkost was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Velkost ceased to exist in APSIA.
  • : Velkost was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Velkost, international terrorists often get their weapons supply in Velkost.
  • : Velkost voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Salaxalans".
  • : Velkost voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Standards On Police Accountability".


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