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Nudest: 1,166thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,806thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,095th
The Enlightened Society of
Father Knows Best State
Want is a notion of the past
Father
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

Overview Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

People:1,944,887
Zombies:933,134,017
Dead:549,247,414
Survival Rate:0.13%

Violenia

Population1.484 billion

CapitalProvidence
LeaderFather
FaithDivinity

Currencycredit
AnimalEagle

The Enlightened Society of Violenia is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by Father with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, compulsory vegetarianism, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 935 million Violenians, 933 million of whom are zombies, are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Providence. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 22.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Violeni economy, worth 178 trillion credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 120,032 credits, with the richest citizens earning 8.9 times as much as the poorest.

People can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler', politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, groups of three or more trees are cut down in the name of 'child safety', and Harry Potter books are banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Violenia's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Divinity.

Violenia is ranked 13,186th in the world and 642nd in Osiris for Most Avoided, scoring 264.72 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Nudest: 1,166thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,806thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 3,095thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,172ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,305thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,906thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,227thTop
10%
Most Corrupt Governments: 12,002ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,563rdMost Avoided: 13,186thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,988thLargest Black Market: 16,702ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,755thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,801stMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,220thMost Efficient Economies: 21,955th
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Nudest: 43rd in the regionTop
5%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 167th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 196th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 396th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 424th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 452nd in the regionMost Avoided: 642nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 672nd in the regionMost Armed: 674th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 677th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Violenia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Zombified.
  • : Violenia's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Violenia's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Violenia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, the Top 5% for Largest Manufacturing Sector, and the Top 10% for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Violenia, Harry Potter books are banned.
  • : Violenia changed its national nation type to "Enlightened Society".
  • : Violenia changed its national animal to "Eagle", its capital to "Providence", its currency to "credit", its demonym to "Violenian", its demonym adjective to "Violeni", its faith to "Divinity", its leader to "Father", and its motto to "Want is a notion of the past".
  • : Violenia was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Violenia ceased to exist in Wintreath.
  • : Violenia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.

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