The Legend of Vortukia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Primarch with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 14.564 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, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. 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 3,433 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 235,753 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Vortukia's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Vortukia's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Vortukia's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Vortukia's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Vortukia relocated from Iterations on a Digital Dream to Osiris.
- : Vortukia relocated from Osiris to Iterations on a Digital Dream.
- : Vortukia was refounded in Osiris.
- : Vortukia ceased to exist in Sagittarius Arm.
- : Vortukia's influence in Sagittarius Arm rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
- : Vortukia's influence in Sagittarius Arm rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".