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Most Armed: 5,282ndLargest Mining Sector: 7,326thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,735th
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Volgaria

Population7.206 billion

CapitalVielau
LeaderChancellor Eric Schreiner

CurrencyMark
AnimalImperial Eagle

The State of Volgaria is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Chancellor Eric Schreiner with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, zero percent divorce rate, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.206 billion Volgarians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, 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 Vielau. The average income tax rate is 49.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Volgarian economy, worth 766 trillion Marks 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 106,394 Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food, EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise, and international trade can be a pain to deal with. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Volgaria's national animal is the Imperial Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Volgaria is ranked 13,655th in the world and 2nd in New Atlas for Most Authoritarian, with 3,308.4 milliStalins.

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Most Armed: 5,282ndLargest Mining Sector: 7,326thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,735thTop
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Largest Black Market: 11,992ndMost Corrupt Governments: 13,081stMost Secular: 13,167thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,320thMost Authoritarian: 13,655thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,142ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,644thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,509thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,027thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,262ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,539thMost Conservative: 21,835th

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  • : Volgaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Volgaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Volgaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Volgaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Volgaria, international trade can be a pain to deal with.
  • : Following new legislation in Volgaria, EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise.
  • : Following new legislation in Volgaria, sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food.
  • : Volgaria was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Volgaria, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage.
  • : Volgaria lodged a message on the New Atlas Regional Message Board.

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