by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 832nd Most Influential: 1,757th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,112th
The Monarchist Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Pysy, koska et saa lahtea
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend


Population823 million

CapitalAland Isles

AnimalHairy Nosed Otter

The Monarchist Republic of Volstokn is a huge, safe nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 823 million Volstoknians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aland Isles. The average income tax rate is 66.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Volstoknian economy, worth 99.3 trillion Markkaa a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 120,684 Markkaa, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

There's a hole in the heart of every Volstoknian city, gun regulations are so strict even staple guns and hot glue guns are illegal, frightened witnesses and seriously ill jurors wear the same handcuffs as the defendant, and the law forbids arson, murder, and low-quality cheese. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Volstokn's national animal is the Hairy Nosed Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Volstokn is ranked 54,587th in the world and 3,034th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 96.75 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 832ndMost Influential: 1,757thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,112thLargest Mining Sector: 6,786thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,809thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,223rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,792ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,487thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,129thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,889thLowest Crime Rates: 14,896thMost Developed: 15,814thLargest Black Market: 16,932nd
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 140th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 185th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 239th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 313th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 341st in the regionLargest Black Market: 365th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 452nd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 624th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 637th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 646th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 663rd in the regionMost Influential: 686th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 761st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 804th in the regionMost Developed: 843rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 887th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 942nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Volstokn was endorsed by The Kingdom of Ozstan.
  • : Following new legislation in Volstokn, the law forbids arson, murder, and low-quality cheese.
  • : Following new legislation in Volstokn, frightened witnesses and seriously ill jurors wear the same handcuffs as the defendant.
  • : Following new legislation in Volstokn, gun regulations are so strict even staple guns and hot glue guns are illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Volstokn, there's a hole in the heart of every Volstoknian city.
  • : Following new legislation in Volstokn, Volstokn's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Volstokn was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential and the Top 10% for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Volstokn, citizens are abandoning their homes en masse in a widespread panic over asbestos.
  • : Following new legislation in Volstokn, professional athletes juggle part-time jobs to avoid bankruptcy.
  • : Following new legislation in Volstokn, Maxtopian Grass flags adorn every college dorm room.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 129 » Pallaith, Siwale, Puczovska, Tharissus, Cloydicia, Aerilia, Ainsworth, Universal State Formula, Shin-Hachioji, Sankami, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Yaorozu, Thenaca, Buckerino, PlanetPunk, Wodan, Corfad, Sunto, Che Sana Und, Kwaj, Bayern-Straubing, Sheppey, Pakistan 001, Vogonlandia, Notyoutopia, Holy Oranz, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Territorio di Nessuno, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Wineclaw, Diodone, Beodarasc, Phillywob, Shadowrik, Forunte, Seven Hills, Felhaven, Carl and SEAMUS, Lionia, Lord Ravenclaw, Republic of Dixie, Spiritual Lyrical Individual Miracles, The Lancerian Empire, Great Bights Mum, Kelvaros Prime, The Iron Lions, Buten, Cuyan, South Grand Mountain, Zedeya, and 79 others.Xinchao, Victoriaans Nederlands, Ostrinios, HMS Unicorn, Anima Proxa, McMasterdonia, Bharathvarsh, Midds Conia, Emmerian Republic, Unimaginable Doom, Kaschovia, Apetopia, Maott, Azzarel, Celasur, Agrauron, Kingdom of Space, Mzeusia, Zigarusstan, Gladio II, Friently, General COE, SillyString, Malvad, NatsukiLand, Mercy Land, Celebia, Merconitonitopia, Atheenos, Xentherida, Techislovakia, Astal Aavors, AdyLand, Sil Dorsett, Socialist Cooperative Republics, Bridgett, Selfgradatude, Illusia and Neverendia, The South Falls, Alsatian Island, SchoolHouse Rock, The Austral Cone, Canada GR, Eglise Sainte Eve, Malta Comino Gozo, Moubarakistan, Amerislovakia, Frances Francis the First of France, The Mazur Empire, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Ktyria, Amestris-Britannia, Morlanka, Panama Coalition, Yaris, Atain, LaKronia, The Austro Germanic Union, Alluviana, Uthill, East Supple Lund, Phoronu, Nueava Libertalia, Vathekia, Mirandako Herri Errepublika, Pandessiand, Old Republic of Greece, Omicron Persei V111, Wesley Republic, Ka Ching, Sinnemahoning, Freienland, Benolia, Mordant99, Albacria, Gospel Power, Crazy Kongo, Q w e r t y, and Ozstan.

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