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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,633rdMost Influential: 3,531stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,187th
The Jingoistic Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Have Gun, Will Travel
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Volinovia

Population4.417 billion

CapitalParagould

CurrencyMarcs
AnimalRoad Runner

The Jingoistic Kingdom of Volinovia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its pith helmet sales, complete absence of social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 4.417 billion Volinovians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Paragould. The average income tax rate is 17.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Volinovian economy, worth 457 trillion Marcs a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 103,628 Marcs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist, the tenet of free speech is held dear, nerdy teenagers have to prove that they're made of the same stuff as their grandparents, and the government considers it a sacred duty to video bikini-clad beach swimmers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Volinovia's national animal is the Road Runner, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Volinovia is ranked 64,606th in the world and 2,020th in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 2,412.21 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,633rdMost Influential: 3,531stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,187thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,956thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,731stRudest Citizens: 11,792ndTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 12,885thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,367thMost Cultured: 19,258thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,738thMost Armed: 21,484thLargest Black Market: 22,334th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 117th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 153rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 212th in the regionMost Influential: 223rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 248th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 330th in the regionRudest Citizens: 334th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 445th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 446th in the regionMost Cultured: 543rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 606th in the regionLargest Black Market: 608th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 670th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 765th in the regionLargest Populations: 776th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 843rd in the region

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