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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 182ndMost Influential: 443rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 938th
The Antarctic Dominion of
Left-Leaning College State
TSP's First and Favorite Penguin Criminal Overlord
Civil Rights
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Population4.727 billion

LeaderActing Prime Minister Alan Duncan

CurrencyPound Sterling
Animalchinstrap penguin

The Antarctic Dominion of Volaworand is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Acting Prime Minister Alan Duncan with an even hand, and remarkable for its national health service, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 4.727 billion Volaworandians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rothera. The average income tax rate is 7.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Volaworandian economy, worth 929 trillion Pound Sterlings a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 196,637 Pound Sterlings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

A widely accepted trade policy is "tit-for-tat", Volaworand isn't what it used to be, all footpaths have tollbooths, and restaurants are required to specify whether their toilet paper was made in Volaworand. Crime is totally unknown. Volaworand's national animal is the chinstrap penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Volaworand is ranked 224,531st in the world and 11,235th in the South Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 0.35 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 182ndMost Influential: 443rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 938thMost Secular: 1,172ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,101stTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,708thLargest Retail Industry: 2,714thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,933rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,009thMost Inclusive: 3,266thSmartest Citizens: 4,057thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,178thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,710thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,797thMost Developed: 5,023rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5,173rdBest Weather: 6,190thMost Pacifist: 6,341stMost Cultured: 6,428thHighest Average Incomes: 6,658thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,961stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,298thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,342ndHealthiest Citizens: 9,499thNicest Citizens: 9,837thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,845thMost Efficient Economies: 10,497thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,472ndLowest Crime Rates: 16,072ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,104thLargest Governments: 17,456thHighest Economic Output: 17,736thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18,241stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,776thNudest: 18,781stMost Advanced Public Education: 22,157th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 32nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 35th in the regionMost Secular: 43rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 46th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 77th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 80th in the regionRudest Citizens: 85th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 96th in the regionMost Inclusive: 110th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 126th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 126th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 142nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 145th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 146th in the regionMost Developed: 153rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 155th in the regionMost Cultured: 178th in the regionBest Weather: 187th in the regionMost Pacifist: 209th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 265th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 267th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 272nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 291st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 303rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 304th in the regionNicest Citizens: 310th in the regionNudest: 430th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 438th in the regionLargest Governments: 450th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 455th in the regionMost Stationary: 483rd in the regionLargest Populations: 546th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 560th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 637th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 703rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 708th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 712th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 759th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 870th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 876th in the regionLargest Black Market: 986th in the regionSafest: 992nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,090th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,096th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1,119th in the region

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