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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,032ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,549thMost Influential: 2,639th
The Commonwealth of
Father Knows Best State
Salus Dum Vigilamus
Maxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Volkason

Population2.829 billion

CapitalTalongaurd
LeaderMaxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason
FaithThe Primordial Dragon Asha

CurrencyTalons
AnimalEagle

The Commonwealth of Volkason is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Maxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason with an iron fist, and renowned for its national health service, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 2.829 billion Volkasonians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Talongaurd. The average income tax rate is 69.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Volkasonian economy, worth 476 trillion Talons a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 168,433 Talons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A popular phrase is "eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we eat, drink and be merry some more", thalassophobia and heliophobia are on the rise, escargots have lost their charm ever since they started to be called 'cooked land snails', and the government is seen to favor traditionalist religions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Volkason's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Primordial Dragon Asha.

Volkason is ranked 231,867th in the world and 6,329th in the West Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 18.07 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,032ndTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2,549thMost Influential: 2,639thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,285thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,314thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,334thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,336thMost Cultured: 4,368thBest Weather: 4,413thLowest Crime Rates: 4,458thHighest Food Quality: 4,486thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,829thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,871stMost Patriotic: 5,301stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,540thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,050thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,445thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,496thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,282ndMost Developed: 7,418thMost Inclusive: 8,299thSmartest Citizens: 9,015thNicest Citizens: 9,127thMost Pacifist: 9,562ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,717thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,819thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,870thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,013thHighest Average Incomes: 10,608thTop
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Largest Governments: 13,118thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,063rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,955thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,739thMost Efficient Economies: 18,636thMost Devout: 19,134thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,668thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,128th
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Most Influential: 52nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 53rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 56th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 65th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 65th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 68th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 70th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 89th in the regionMost Cultured: 90th in the regionBest Weather: 90th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 104th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 108th in the regionMost Patriotic: 113th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 115th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 119th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 122nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 126th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 155th in the regionMost Developed: 165th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 172nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 196th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 202nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 208th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 223rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 226th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 226th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 228th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 250th in the regionMost Pacifist: 252nd in the regionLargest Governments: 257th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 264th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 300th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 347th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 348th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 365th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 374th in the regionMost Devout: 405th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 417th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 434th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 450th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 454th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 476th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 552nd in the regionMost Stationary: 582nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, the government is seen to favor traditionalist religions.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, escargots have lost their charm ever since they started to be called 'cooked land snails'.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, thalassophobia and heliophobia are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, a popular phrase is "eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we eat, drink and be merry some more".
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, rumor has it that Maxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason has won three lotteries in a row.
  • : Volkason voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Nazi Europa"".
  • : Volkason voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Preventing Identity Theft".
  • : Volkason was endorsed by The Best and Awesome Sultanate of Arifiyyah.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, knock-knock jokes regularly get removed from websites for being too edgy.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, maximum security Volkasonian subway stations inspire prison systems around the world.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 104 » Wickedly evil people, Mediobogdum, Anuubis, Psikuta, Gryphonian Alliance, Q The Almighty, Arnic, Granducato Toscana, Svanland, Westwind, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Ferroia, Atheist States of Philippines, IndyCar Racing, Condonohia, BoxcarJim, Kittenlicious, Thyrall, Sultanat of Turkistan, Fuentana, Mathematania, New Belia, Archonina, Constantinopolisia, DiscGolfLand, Liberillia, Holmani, Common Good, Pandaland II, Twisted Duality, Comia Noracon, Formenor, The United Tribes of Bantai, Acropylae, Marina Nova, Sindria, Oronia, Dreamers for Hope, Triestine, Glorious Existence, Mirchusko, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, Champaign, Fallgriffin, Matism, Fumafuma, Bodusse, Fallen Iron Duke, Cro Magnon, Ingentis Novus, and 54 others.The North American Assembly, Kisovec, Fujai, Lynier, Tropical Isles, Greg Tucker, Antahbrantahstan, Desmosthenes and Burke, Athrid HullHund, Grand Republic of the Sun, The Undivided, Giovanniland, Dilber, Hamburg Neo, BIteland, Shaktirajya, Arvladma, Albyion Kingdom, Professor thomas, San Diego Islands, Nas Crustium, Vlobbania, Aldesport, Orson Welles, Moriari, Greynne, Valocke, Rowdy, Bhang Bhang Duc, Zuriath, Isle Royale, Mackieron, Lodiberdade, Iglot, Eastern Bahia, Wellington Bingbong, The Anti-Social Socialists, Av Libertas Vindex, Draggy, Dowaesk, Podium, Lothundy, Santos-Dominius, Willow Gate, Larxia, Papercuts and Skittles, Overthinkers, Mikano, Sirulinuck, Corbeil, Lodus Lake, Armed pacifists, Plarland Amex, and Arifiyyah.

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