by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,436thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,363rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,374th
The Kingdom of
New York Times Democracy
Nemo Nos et Dividerent
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population5.599 billion

LeaderKing Tohmas IX


The Kingdom of Velosia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Tohmas IX with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 5.599 billion Velosians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ethalsted. The average income tax rate is 71.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Velosian economy, worth 397 trillion talons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 71,006 talons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ethalsted spends billions upgrading public transport, the cruise missile launchers on the field hospital roof are purely deterrent in purpose, third world countries are rich in "I Love Ethalsted" t-shirts, and meat-eating is frowned upon. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Velosia's national animal is the seadragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Velosia is ranked 268,461st in the world and 1,206th in Europe for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -16.16 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Most Influential: 1,436thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,363rdTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,374thMost Pacifist: 8,255thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,353rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,477thSafest: 8,529thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 14,194thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,422ndMost Advanced Public Education: 15,441stHealthiest Citizens: 15,515thNicest Citizens: 16,857thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,280thSmartest Citizens: 19,430thMost Secular: 19,670thHighest Food Quality: 20,564thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,138thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,310thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,741stMost Beautiful Environments: 21,971stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,001stMost Inclusive: 23,689thMost Cultured: 24,649thBest Weather: 25,983rd
Most Average: 82nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 117th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 125th in the region

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