by Max Barry

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Most Pro-Market: 2,808thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2,901stMost Politically Free: 3,360th
The Republic of
Lightning never strikes twice
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Population881 million


The Republic of Volt1 is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its absence of drug laws, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-working, democratic population of 881 million Volt1ians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Public Transport, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.5%.

The strong Volt1ian economy, worth 36.2 trillion Bolts a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 41,045 Bolts, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 264,540 per year while the poor average 2,572, a ratio of 102 to 1.

Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Volt1's national animal is the Spark, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Volt1 is ranked 45,571st in the world and 277th in Lily for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 264,540 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Pro-Market: 2,808thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2,901stTop
Most Politically Free: 3,360thMost Extreme: 4,289thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,011thHighest Drug Use: 5,721stLargest Insurance Industry: 5,956thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,794thHighest Crime Rates: 6,919thRudest Citizens: 13,358thTop
Nudest: 17,180thMost Avoided: 17,231stMost Armed: 19,086th
Most Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 40th in the regionRudest Citizens: 47th in the regionNudest: 53rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 62nd in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 95th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 107th in the regionMost Armed: 107th in the regionMost Avoided: 117th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Volt1's influence in Lily fell from "Shoeshiner" to "Sprat".
  • : Volt1's influence in Lily rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Volt1's influence in Lily rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Volt1's influence in Lily rose from "Zero" to "Minnow".
  • : Volt1 relocated from Osiris to Lily.
  • : Volt1 was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Volt1 ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Volt1 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Volt1's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Volt1's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".