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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,023rdMost Influential: 2,335thHealthiest Citizens: 5,140th
The Commonwealth of
Father Knows Best State
Salus Dum Vigilamus
Maxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Volkason

Population1.659 billion

CapitalTalongaurd
LeaderMaxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason
FaithThe Primordial Dragon Asha

CurrencyTalons
AnimalEagle

The Commonwealth of Volkason is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Maxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, free-roaming dinosaurs, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.659 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Talongaurd. The average income tax rate is 77.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Volkasonian economy, worth 238 trillion Talons a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 143,720 Talons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The nation is infamous for its mass graves of discarded robots, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, and billions are being spent on a new island airport. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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 19,543rd in the world and 308th in the West Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 2,292.01 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,023rdMost Influential: 2,335thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 5,140thBest Weather: 5,602ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,073rdLongest Average Lifespans: 6,235thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,413thLowest Crime Rates: 6,493rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,865thMost Cultured: 8,316thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,416thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,639thMost Developed: 9,385thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,732ndMost Inclusive: 10,148thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,995thMost Secular: 11,750thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,830thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,069thTop
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Largest Governments: 13,034thSmartest Citizens: 13,760thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,972ndNicest Citizens: 14,239thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,785thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,118thMost Efficient Economies: 15,183rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,378thHighest Average Incomes: 15,640thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,382ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,689thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,602ndMost Subsidized Industry: 17,680thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,911thMost Pacifist: 18,853rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,174thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,292ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,543rdMost Advanced Public Education: 21,759th
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Most Influential: 51st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 55th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 115th in the regionBest Weather: 123rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 125th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 128th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 130th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 147th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 148th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 150th in the regionMost Cultured: 158th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 177th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 181st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 199th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 199th in the regionMost Developed: 206th in the regionLargest Governments: 236th in the regionMost Inclusive: 245th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 274th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 276th in the regionMost Secular: 276th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 284th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 284th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 287th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 294th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 297th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 298th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 306th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 308th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 329th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 337th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 346th in the regionNicest Citizens: 358th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 423rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 452nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 459th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 460th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 462nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 481st in the regionMost Pacifist: 517th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 524th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Volkason was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments and Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, the nation is infamous for its mass graves of discarded robots.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, manual labourers must be willing to have cybernetic limbs to get a job.
  • : Volkason voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Roavin".
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, young girls aren't having a ball but they are enjoying themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 112 » 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, Papercuts and Skittles, Condonohia, BoxcarJim, The Father-Land, Kittenlicious, Thyrall, Sultanat of Turkistan, Fuentana, Mathematania, New Belia, Archonina, Constantinopolisia, DiscGolfLand, Liberillia, Holmani, Common Good, Pandaland II, Twisted Duality, Sniper Slayers, Comia Noracon, Formenor, The United Tribes of Bantai, Acropylae, Marina Nova, Sindria, Oronia, Pi Island, Dreamers for Hope, Triestine, Akshireuya, Vasilism, Divina Patriae, Glorious Existence, Mirchusko, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, Wyndward, and 62 others.Champaign, Fallgriffin, Matism, Fumafuma, Bodusse, Fallen Iron Duke, Win Mints, Cro Magnon, Ingentis Novus, Loegries, The North American Assembly, Kisovec, Gracelantia, The Technocratic Ideas, Fujai, Lynier, Tropical Isles, Greg Tucker, Democratic Peoples Freedonia, Antahbrantahstan, Desmosthenes and Burke, Athrid HullHund, Grand Republic of the Sun, The Undivided, Western End Them Son, Giovanniland, Samueliebox, Dilber, Nieubasria, Hamburg Neo, BIteland, Shaktirajya, Arvladma, Yaspica, Kalla, Albyion Kingdom, Professor thomas, San Diego Islands, Armis Maxima, Nas Crustium, Vlobbania, Aldesport, Orson Welles, Moriari, Ahssn, Pepinooo, Greynne, Valocke, The Western Beastlands, Rowdy, Bhang Bhang Duc, Zuriath, Isle Royale, Mackieron, Lodiberdade, Iglot, Eastern Bahia, Wellington Bingbong, Schlesien-Galizien, Estaebia, Weratt, and Zoran.

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