by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 306thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 380thMost Advanced Public Transport: 473rd
The Freehold of
Father Knows Best State
The tide has turned.
Jarl Thoraldr the Unwavering
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population14.497 billion

LeaderJarl Thoraldr the Unwavering
FaithPantheon of the Nine Divines


The Freehold of Voljundok is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Jarl Thoraldr the Unwavering with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 14.497 billion Nords 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Whiterun. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Nordic economy, worth a remarkable 6,133 trillion Septims 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, 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 amazing 423,069 Septims, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,223,488 per year while the poor average 115,999, a ratio of 10.5 to 1.

Patriots insist that size does matter, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames, popular websites like NationStates are blocked for "national security", and pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Voljundok's national animal is the horse, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Pantheon of the Nine Divines.

Voljundok is ranked 3,614th in the world and 1st in The Mainland of Tamriel for Most Patriotic, with 65.02 flags saluted per person per day.

Largest Black Market: 306thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 380thMost Advanced Public Transport: 473rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 598thHighest Average Incomes: 753rdMost Subsidized Industry: 806thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 839thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 888thLargest Mining Sector: 1,045thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,149thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,156thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,420thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,504thMost Secular: 1,683rdHighest Economic Output: 1,750thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,909thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,976thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,006thLargest Governments: 2,207thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,213thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,341stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,522ndTop
Fattest Citizens: 3,017thLowest Crime Rates: 3,167thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,297thMost Efficient Economies: 3,339thMost Patriotic: 3,614thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,721stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,589thMost Developed: 6,074thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,076thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,637thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,957thSmartest Citizens: 7,011thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,845thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,557thMost Cultured: 10,908thLargest Retail Industry: 13,279thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 16,836thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,696thLargest Populations: 20,605th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the region

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