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Least Corrupt Governments: 54th Most Rebellious Youth: 60th Healthiest Citizens: 152nd
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Excellent
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Superb

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Velon

Population29.145 billion

Capitalpoopopolis
LeaderSQUEE

Currencydonut hole
Animalpiggus chunkus

The Galactik Imperium of Velon is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by SQUEE with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, anti-smoking policies, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 29.145 billion velonians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Public Transport, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of poopopolis. The average income tax rate is 1.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The enormous but inefficient velonian economy, worth a remarkable 4,840 trillion donut holes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 166,095 donut holes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around poopopolis, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security, election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll, and politicians who misplace decimal points on expense reports are fired for gross incompetence. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Velon's national animal is the piggus chunkus, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Velon is ranked 22,049th in the world and 1,120th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 73.25 on the Human Development Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 54thMost Rebellious Youth: 60thHealthiest Citizens: 152ndNicest Citizens: 181stMost Compassionate Citizens: 192ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 293rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 298thMost Cheerful Citizens: 317thMost Pacifist: 335thSmartest Citizens: 444thLargest Publishing Industry: 559thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 810thBest Weather: 876thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,020thHighest Economic Output: 1,339thHighest Crime Rates: 1,376thLargest Populations: 1,424thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,510thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,611thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,281stMost Influential: 2,648thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,806thMost Cultured: 2,941stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,419thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,127thSafest: 4,162ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,441stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,575thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,926thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,967thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,289thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 9,607thMost Inclusive: 10,587thLargest Governments: 11,892ndMost Secular: 12,993rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,127thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,716th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionMost Pacifist: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 28th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 36th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 44th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 45th in the regionBest Weather: 47th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 57th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 75th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 105th in the regionMost Cultured: 132nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 177th in the regionSafest: 206th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 235th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 240th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 257th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 269th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 297th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 322nd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 436th in the regionLargest Governments: 520th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 593rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 608th in the regionLargest Black Market: 650th in the regionMost Secular: 671st in the regionMost Influential: 773rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 812th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Velon, politicians who misplace decimal points on expense reports are fired for gross incompetence.
  • : Following new legislation in Velon, election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll.
  • : Following new legislation in Velon, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security.
  • : Following new legislation in Velon, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around poopopolis.
  • : Following new legislation in Velon, competing private ambulances racing to be the first to traffic accidents are a major cause of road accidents.
  • : Velon voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Confederation of Corrupt Dictators".
  • : Velon voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Int'l Service of Process".
  • : Velon endorsed The People's Republic of Ostrolia.
  • : Velon endorsed The Federal Republic of Freienland.
  • : Velon endorsed The Holy Empire of Lunar Turf.

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