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Most Secular: 716thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,130thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,294th
The Legend of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Cast ye out, whom must return to thee void
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Vortukia

Population14.889 billion

CapitalThe Citadel
LeaderThe Primarch
Faithnothing

CurrencyCredit
AnimalPhoenix

The Legend of Vortukia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Primarch with an iron fist, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 14.889 billion Vortukians 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 large, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Vortukian economy, worth a remarkable 3,526 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 236,874 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nobody ever questions the unquestioned rule that questions must always be asked, the decision to be oppressed is now made democratically, the deceased are buried mostly to hide them from state-sanctioned corpse-collectors, and pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vortukia's national animal is the Phoenix, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is nothing.

Vortukia is ranked 17,315th in the world and 984th in Balder for Longest Average Lifespans, with 90.36 Years.

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Most Secular: 716thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,130thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,294thLowest Crime Rates: 1,585thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,742ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,908thLargest Governments: 2,094thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,261stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,890thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,910thSafest: 3,018thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,056thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,064thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,162ndHighest Economic Output: 3,213thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,327thLargest Mining Sector: 3,387thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,616thHighest Average Incomes: 3,947thFattest Citizens: 4,072ndMost Developed: 4,316thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,009thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,189thSmartest Citizens: 5,600thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,771stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,652ndMost Advanced Public Education: 10,388thTop
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Largest Populations: 13,406thMost Avoided: 13,939thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,315thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,304th
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Most Secular: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 67th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 70th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 71st in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 77th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 80th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 83rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 112th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 113th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 117th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 117th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 130th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 149th in the regionSafest: 157th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 162nd in the regionMost Developed: 167th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 171st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 174th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 188th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 213th in the regionFattest Citizens: 226th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 232nd in the regionLargest Populations: 321st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 341st in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 420th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 490th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 560th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 578th in the regionMost Avoided: 672nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vortukia changed its national motto to "Cast ye out, whom must return to thee void".
  • : Vortukia changed its national motto to "Cast ye out".
  • : Vortukia's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Vortukia's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Vortukia's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Vortukia's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Vortukia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes and Largest Governments, the Top 5% for Most Developed and Most Advanced Public Education, and the Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Vortukia altered its national flag.
  • : Vortukia was refounded in Balder.
  • : Vortukia ceased to exist in Osiris.

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