by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 1,115thMost Extreme: 2,604thMost Conservative: 3,097th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Man, some just want to watch your world burn
Influence
Contender
Dispatch Machine
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Voltarian Dispatch Office

Population2.775 billion

Currencydollar
Animalkitten

The Empire of Voltarian Dispatch Office is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 2.775 billion 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 56.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Voltarian Dispatch Officean economy, worth 23.4 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 Basket Weaving, Trout Farming, 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 8,422 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 50,804th in the world and 6th in Voltarium for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 56.45 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Authoritarian: 1,115thTop
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Most Extreme: 2,604thMost Conservative: 3,097thMost Income Equality: 4,805thMost Ignorant Citizens: 6,074th

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