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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 508th Most Influential: 960th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,207th
The Monarchist Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
The Light of the Soumi Star Guides the Republic!
Queen Katja Hämäläinen II
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Volstokn

Population1.358 billion

CapitalRovaniemi
LeaderQueen Katja Hämäläinen II
FaithSoumi Lutheranism

CurrencyMarkka
AnimalManed Wolf

The Monarchist Republic of Volstokn is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Katja Hämäläinen II with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, ubiquitous missile silos, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.358 billion Volstokish 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 Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rovaniemi. The average income tax rate is 68.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Volstokish economy, worth 198 trillion Markkaa a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 146,282 Markkaa, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Teenagers haven't been seen outdoors since the nation reconnected to the Internet, the nation's soldiers sleep four to a bed in order to use space economically, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming, and the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Volstokn's national animal is the Maned Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Soumi Lutheranism.

Volstokn is ranked 145,800th in the world and 7,751st in The North Pacific for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -2.68 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 508thMost Influential: 960thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,207thLargest Mining Sector: 4,879thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,525thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,763rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,671stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,842ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,125thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,983rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,076thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,113thMost Efficient Economies: 10,610thLargest Black Market: 10,707thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,773rdHighest Average Incomes: 13,584thMost Developed: 14,296thMost Devout: 15,963rdHighest Poor Incomes: 16,203rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,473rdLargest Governments: 16,951stHealthiest Citizens: 17,937th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 133rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 139th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 184th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 200th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 225th in the regionLargest Black Market: 262nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 352nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 374th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 385th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 385th in the regionMost Influential: 389th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 402nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 418th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 454th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 501st in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 601st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 623rd in the regionLargest Governments: 747th in the regionMost Devout: 756th in the regionMost Developed: 799th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 813th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 934th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 943rd in the region

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