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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,736thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,614thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,885th
The Armed Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Let Them Be Free, Lest They Attack Me
The Old Man in the Boat
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Some

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Volsar

Population859 million

CapitalThe Pit
LeaderThe Old Man in the Boat

CurrencyDolsar
AnimalPrairie Dogs

The Armed Republic of Volsar is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Old Man in the Boat with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate population of 859 million Volsarians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Pit. The average income tax rate is 87.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Volsarian economy, worth 98.6 trillion Dolsars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 114,783 Dolsars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams, The Old Man in the Boat can often be seen hanging around playgrounds chatting with the kids, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, and patriotic citizens chant "there's only one Volsar" at foreigners. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Volsar's national animal is the Prairie Dogs, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Volsar is ranked 153,502nd in the world and 5,716th in the Rejected Realms for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 14,118.39 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,614thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,885thMost Influential: 3,286thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,302ndMost Advanced Public Education: 7,663rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,725thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,474thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,979thMost Income Equality: 9,060thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,177thTop
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Most Secular: 9,321stLowest Crime Rates: 9,359thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,746thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,766thMost Inclusive: 10,578thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,916thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,377thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,380thLargest Governments: 12,376thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,820thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,893rdBest Weather: 13,231stSmartest Citizens: 13,560thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,201stLargest Welfare Programs: 15,101stSafest: 15,639thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,294thHealthiest Citizens: 17,152ndMost Developed: 17,419thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,095th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 60th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 63rd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 189th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 191st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 192nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 195th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 217th in the regionMost Inclusive: 221st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 223rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 224th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 228th in the regionMost Income Equality: 246th in the regionMost Secular: 253rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 264th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 269th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 277th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 284th in the regionLargest Governments: 286th in the regionSafest: 289th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 289th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 289th in the regionBest Weather: 314th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 315th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 323rd in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 353rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 360th in the regionMost Pacifist: 371st in the regionMost Developed: 394th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 479th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 489th in the regionMost Cultured: 506th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 522nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 544th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 578th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 583rd in the region

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