|Animal||Hairy 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.
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.
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