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Fattest Citizens: 7,832ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,324thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,791st
The Incorporated States of
Corporate Police State
The Nation above all
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Vrakenalk

Population18 million

CurrencyKrone
AnimalMarsh Crawlers

The Incorporated States of Vrakenalk is a tiny, orderly nation, notable for its irreverence towards religion, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 18 million Vrakenalkites are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.3%.

The thriving Vrakenalkite economy, worth 1.26 trillion Kroner a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 69,757 Kroner, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 346,787 per year while the poor average 7,932, a ratio of 43.7 to 1.

The government is often referred to as "the biggest drug dealer in the nation", corporations are either above the law or corrupting it, citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets, and frustrated teenage boys are told that if they like it then they should have put a ring on it. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Vrakenalk's national animal is the Marsh Crawlers, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Vrakenalk is ranked 211,811th in the world and 7,324th in The East Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 21.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Fattest Citizens: 7,832ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,324thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 12,791stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,266thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,826thMost Avoided: 17,215thLargest Gambling Industry: 17,305thMost Pro-Market: 19,873rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 20,191stHighest Crime Rates: 20,300thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 20,506thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21,370thMost Conservative: 21,608thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 22,258thMost Armed: 22,630th
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Fattest Citizens: 213th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 298th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 337th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 341st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 359th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 442nd in the regionMost Armed: 463rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 507th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 535th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 572nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 586th in the regionMost Extreme: 609th in the regionMost Avoided: 609th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 694th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 701st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 746th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 812th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vrakenalk lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Vrakenalk, frustrated teenage boys are told that if they like it then they should have put a ring on it.
  • : Following new legislation in Vrakenalk, citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets.
  • : Vrakenalk lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Vrakenalk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative, Highest Disposable Incomes, and Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Vrakenalk, corporations are either above the law or corrupting it.
  • : Following new legislation in Vrakenalk, the government is often referred to as "the biggest drug dealer in the nation".
  • : Following new legislation in Vrakenalk, the police are destroying all photographic evidence of their own existence.
  • : Following new legislation in Vrakenalk, Vrakenalkites believe the only thing that will make you happy is being unhappy with who you are.
  • : Vrakenalk lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.

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