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The Empire of Varlungia

“God Save Our Country”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Western Atlantic

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Varlungia

Population2.623 billion

CapitalKurholm
LeaderEmpress Kristina
Faiththe Reformed Church of Varlungia

Currencycrown
Animallion

The Empire of Varlungia is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Empress Kristina with an even hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 2.623 billion Varlungians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kurholm. The average income tax rate is 51.3%.

The strong Varlungian economy, worth 174 trillion crowns a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 66,659 crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

On graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau', and war criminals are given full state funerals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Varlungia's national animal is the lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the Reformed Church of Varlungia.

Varlungia is ranked 65,657th in the world and 14th in Western Atlantic for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 2,270.63 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 8,590thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 9,577thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,348thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,766thMost Inclusive: 14,833rd
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Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Varlungia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Varlungia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Varlungia, war criminals are given full state funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Varlungia, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau'.
  • : Following new legislation in Varlungia, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees.
  • : Following new legislation in Varlungia, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons.
  • : Following new legislation in Varlungia, lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs.
  • : Following new legislation in Varlungia, pop sensation "Jack and the Holograms" is storming the charts.
  • : Following new legislation in Varlungia, The Reformed Church of Varlungia now admits men and women into its clergy.
  • : Following new legislation in Varlungia, people regularly disappear off the streets and all evidence of them is destroyed.

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