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Most Rebellious Youth: 75thLeast Corrupt Governments: 104thLargest Publishing Industry: 135th
The Imperium of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
hardcore garbage pail kid posse
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Velon

Population41.055 billion

Capitalpoopopolis
LeaderSQUEE

Currencydonut hole
Animalpiggus chonkus

The Imperium of Velon is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by SQUEE with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and frequent executions. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 41.055 billion velonians 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 relatively small government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Public Transport 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 poopopolis. The average income tax rate is 7.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming velonian economy, worth a remarkable 9,772 trillion donut holes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 238,038 donut holes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A shocking number of estate planners are beneficiaries of their clients' wills, poopopolis has restaurants serving every meat from aardvark to zebra, welfare recipients are milking the government for all they've got, and returning vacationers often find that their property is now a construction site. Crime is totally unknown. Velon's national animal is the piggus chonkus, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Velon is ranked 107,100th in the world and 2,376th in The North Pacific for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 9,109.03 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 75thLeast Corrupt Governments: 104thLargest Publishing Industry: 135thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 135thHealthiest Citizens: 370thMost Cheerful Citizens: 428thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 446thMost Pacifist: 535thSafest: 556thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 566thNicest Citizens: 591stMost Compassionate Citizens: 637thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 639thLongest Average Lifespans: 832ndSmartest Citizens: 850thHighest Economic Output: 896thBest Weather: 1,107thLargest Populations: 1,278thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,302ndMost Influential: 1,322ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,845thHighest Food Quality: 2,375thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,600thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,921stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,036thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,270thMost Cultured: 3,499thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,844thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,465thHighest Average Incomes: 6,271stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,705thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,144thMost Developed: 7,653rdMost Inclusive: 9,057thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,483rdLargest Governments: 10,462ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,258thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,555thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,154thMost Secular: 15,702ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,878thMost Income Equality: 25,823rd
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Most Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 25th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 26th in the regionMost Pacifist: 27th in the regionSafest: 28th in the regionNicest Citizens: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 37th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 43rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 48th in the regionBest Weather: 59th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 69th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 105th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 121st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 133rd in the regionMost Cultured: 145th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 149th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 162nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 175th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 191st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 201st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 220th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 261st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 295th in the regionMost Influential: 296th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 380th in the regionLargest Governments: 442nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 453rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 494th in the regionMost Secular: 536th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 574th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 585th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Velon was endorsed by The People's United Kingdom of New Cordyceps.
  • : Following new legislation in Velon, returning vacationers often find that their property is now a construction site.
  • : Following new legislation in Velon, welfare recipients are milking the government for all they've got.
  • : Following new legislation in Velon, poopopolis has restaurants serving every meat from aardvark to zebra.
  • : Following new legislation in Velon, a shocking number of estate planners are beneficiaries of their clients' wills.
  • : Following new legislation in Velon, televisions are often seized to pay for overdue television license fees.
  • : Velon voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Writinglegend".
  • : Velon voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "On Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes"".
  • : Velon endorsed The Community of Jameson Williams.
  • : Velon endorsed The Imperial State of Xanditer.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 203 » Chipoli, TheLandOfFunFunFun, New Lakemba, Laforeia, Varisland, Kandorith, Corfad, Great Bights Mum, Gorundu, Kwaj, Shibutani, Territorio di Nessuno, Bankowiata, Radicaster, Koda-Land, Esperonia, PlanetMercury, The Rhein States, Russila, Advancia-Sizzletown, Loutsland, Atrito, Jeltronian WA Mission, Laurendon, Aguaria Major, Siwale, Rex Republic, Southern Moosetopia, Former English Colony, Northern-Kempia, Dreadton, Unshleepd, Arucaria, Catalis, Pallaith, Ethnon, North Bratislava, Frieszia, Oannia, South Parter, Sil Dorsett, New Atlantico, Nouvel Empire, Darkanistan, TamilPesum, New-Ferytland, Marlducro, Kranostav, Frances Francis the First of France, Ishtimbine, and 153 others.Wilkshire, Empy, Valentine Z, Pinky Queen, Nationeer, Rinadia, Buluma, Xagill, Simone Republic, Furballland, Dakota Territories, Yokciq Empire, Blyskalia, The Confederate States of America, Workers Republic of Prestes Order, Individualist Catopia, Petronellania, Wolffoxia, Fran Advar, Alire, Unsophisticate, KAP03land, Federation of Vanguard, Coth Pladyia, Ayuzhhhhh, Oskland, Mortionia, Bedsonya, Omnistria, Harjad, PotatoFarmers, Bodhisva, Coders, Libaga, Ovekisu, Neopie, Great Ignesia, The Austro Germanic Union, Notyoutopia, Castle In Confidence, TyGerria, Votak Matim, The Jerichowan Country, Tugupaw, Wineclaw, Attempted Socialism, Inclement Space, Grith Neria, Valiacorkit, CyberEgypt, Jenha, Pyos Ter, Chao Phraya River, Racoda, Izern, Amdupe, Democratic Republic of Magley, Neutral Federation of the Mountains, Ijo, Bardopia, Gragadoia, Republiqueducroissant, Alogiada, Mystiquelle, Leone Frankia, Aerilia, Everything Decided at Random, Segesta, Zandos, Love Shack, Eurocom, Northumberlandia, New Bismuthium, Hyphen, Perikuresu, Armonker, Ham Federation, Sapien-Zustand, Bagojo, Ardok, Illusia and Neverendia, Maott, Bochlon, Khoik, Ereena, Photan, Verderiesdre, Sanctum Teriaris, Zelenaya Dolina, Zerentopia, Arostica, McMasterdonia, CzechoSaxony, Eludmonden, Germanic Cat, Kainin, Fragrancia, Barxa, Texaska, United Kahndaq, Yukti, The Resoland, Altivia, Auvangad Eng, Nistriabar, The Best Empire, Aoncarpa, Opis, Vancricia, Eralan, Ubeland, The Iron Lions, The New Oceanic States, Suvarnavarta, Yaorozu, Balto, Aneth, Tanbearia, Singamadri, Transitional Global Authority, Davidianian, Zyropia, Northern Zorbrasnka, Tragesch Firwat, Stal Valley, Hikki, Sechiole, Neriorki, Vendonesam, The Republic of Sloviskia, Juba, The Scarborough Administration, Royaume des loups, Tiodann, Singaporen Empire, Ignas, Akand Jang Braihir, Amestny, United Republic of Birkaal, Albanistani, Of the Tyrannical Frogs, Gridlands WA puppet state, Among us very sus oh no why is it so sus, 1 000 000 000, Neo Imperial America, New Medo, Unloseable, Zecit, Russian Brotherhood, Comfed, Xanditer, Jameson Williams, and New Cordyceps.

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