by Max Barry

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Most Armed: 2,618thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,696thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,907th
The Jingoistic Monarchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Terror Belli, Decus Pacis
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population7.632 billion


AnimalRoad Runner

The Jingoistic Monarchy of Volinovia is a colossal, cultured nation, renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, triple-decker prams, and smutty television. The hard-nosed population of 7.632 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 medium-sized, corrupt government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Paragould. The average income tax rate is 34.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Volinovian economy, worth 995 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 frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 130,409 Marcs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Warfare increasingly resembles a video game, the "do ya feel lucky, punk?" scene is on the core syllabus at the National Police Academy, the cruise missile launchers on the field hospital roof are purely deterrent in purpose, and machine gun nests are the latest must-have gardening trend. 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 11,447th in the world and 327th in The East Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 104,818.15 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Armed: 2,618thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,696thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,907thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,299thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,145thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,489thMost Influential: 8,550thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,661stMost Patriotic: 9,750thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,447thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,609thTop
Largest Black Market: 13,534thMost Cultured: 14,866thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,238thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,680thHighest Average Incomes: 21,890thHighest Economic Output: 21,979thMost Valuable International Artwork: 24,006thHighest Food Quality: 25,399thSmartest Citizens: 26,114th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 59th in the regionMost Armed: 62nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 80th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 132nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 174th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 196th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 204th in the regionMost Patriotic: 234th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 302nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 327th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 335th in the regionRudest Citizens: 349th in the regionMost Cultured: 404th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 434th in the regionMost Stationary: 495th in the regionMost Influential: 513th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 538th in the regionLargest Populations: 551st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 609th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 618th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 629th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 646th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 754th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 818th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 820th in the regionLargest Governments: 910th in the regionMost Developed: 935th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1,007th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,049th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1,055th in the region

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