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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,117th Most Influential: 1,769th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,484th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Only War Brings Peace
President Wilson
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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Voninstein

Population1.011 billion

CapitalShikoline
LeaderPresident Wilson
FaithAtheism

CurrencyMark
AnimalDragon

The Empire of Voninstein is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Wilson with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.011 billion Voninstinians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shikoline. The average income tax rate is 78.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Voninstinian economy, worth 106 trillion Marks a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 104,860 Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's a hole in the heart of every Voninstinian city, atheism is seen as a prerequisite for political power, conspiracy theorists allege Shikoline's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols, and when you fly on Air Voninstein you win a seat or you die. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Voninstein's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Voninstein is ranked 153,694th in the world and 8,525th in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 45.7 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Influential: 1,769thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,484thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,807thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,298thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,296thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,186thLowest Crime Rates: 9,226thHealthiest Citizens: 10,807thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,667thSafest: 15,948th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 159th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 171st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 198th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 318th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 370th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 457th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 591st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 623rd in the regionMost Influential: 678th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 803rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 846th in the regionSafest: 856th in the regionLargest Governments: 869th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 914th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Voninstein, when you fly on Air Voninstein you win a seat or you die.
  • : Following new legislation in Voninstein, conspiracy theorists allege Shikoline's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols.
  • : Following new legislation in Voninstein, atheism is seen as a prerequisite for political power.
  • : Following new legislation in Voninstein, there's a hole in the heart of every Voninstinian city.
  • : Voninstein was endorsed by The Sawtooth Badlands of The Black Cathedral.
  • : Following new legislation in Voninstein, the clergy of Atheism remains a single-sex institution.
  • : Voninstein changed its national faith to "Atheism".
  • : Following new legislation in Voninstein, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly.
  • : Voninstein was endorsed by The Digital Democracy of Alpinea.
  • : Voninstein was endorsed by The Kingdom of Analomink.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 146 » Territorio di Nessuno, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, Shibutani, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Yaorozu, The United States of Romania, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Sundred, Great Bights Mum, Wilkshire, Snoodum, Koda-Land, Selfgradatude, Sanjurika, Sinelona, Kwaj, Wineclaw, Bayern-Straubing, Corfad, PlanetPunk, THX1138, Dar es Saalam, Spartoptia, Vincone Cae, Uganda Knuckles UK, United Draconia, Holy Oranz, North Bratislava, Sunto, New Bremerton, Kasazzastan, Former English Colony, Pallaith, Sil Dorsett, The Iron Lions, Californian Redwood, New Pruessen, Ethnon, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Unsophisticate, Sakaryata, Diodone, Ice and Tinian, El Fiji Grande, Napnomadia, and 96 others.Sheldanada, Bearical, Palisede, Niradans, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Omnistria, Australiland, Newpromisedland, Federation Terra Australis, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, SillyString, Kalimora Aire, Lunallian, Empy, Xentherida, The Pantheons, Dreadton, Yukti, Ka Ching, Ninjak30, Outer Egorniand, Maott, General COE, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Ethereal Expanse, Pasargad, Guer Aike, Buckerino, Tranquillitas Ingenii, Universal State Formula, Alunya, COCONUT-CITY, Moubarakistan, Ozstan, Steraz, Ainsworth, Atain, The Sinclarian Provinces, Justanistan, Suicidistan, Ostrinios, Votak Matim, Q w e r t y, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Joodey, Guslantis, Ara Antrizuls, SchoolHouse Rock, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Racoda, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Jasminlandia, VarDrade, Peldorn, Steampunk Ariel, Zemnaya Svoboda, Plangainer, Kirostan, Haor Chall, Trillius, Torakuen, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Unimaginable Doom, Lost Staria, Liberum Mundi, National Goats, Ejhsa, Seidr Wyrd, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Vikingiarchy, Aratani, Free Azzaca, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Valhalla123, Rynion, Test for a new hope, North Altatude, Elder Realms, Castle Federation, Loutsland, Analomink, Alpinea, and The Black Cathedral.

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