by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 773rd Most Extreme: 2,239th Most Conservative: 2,426th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Man, some just want to watch your world burn
Voltarian Dispatch Office
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Voltarian Dispatch Office

Population435 million


The Empire of Voltarian Dispatch Office is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 435 million Voltarian Dispatch Officeans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 54.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Voltarian Dispatch Officean economy, worth 3.80 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Basket Weaving, Automobile Manufacturing, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 8,727 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Voltarian Dispatch Office's national animal is the kitten.

Voltarian Dispatch Office is ranked 31,185th in the world and 15th in Voltarium for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 75.31 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most Authoritarian: 773rdTop
Most Extreme: 2,239thMost Conservative: 2,426thMost Income Equality: 3,863rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,902ndTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,974th
Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the region

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