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The Republic of Velarde

“Las Patria es Primero”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: South Pacific



Population12.084 billion

CapitalVelarde City
LeaderDyleo Alejandro
FaithEastern Orthodoxy

AnimalGolden Eagle

The Republic of Velarde is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Dyleo Alejandro with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, otherworldly petting zoo, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic population of 12.084 billion Velardeans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Velarde City. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Velardean economy, worth a remarkable 1,455 trillion Pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 120,438 Pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains, in court almost every witness is a hostile witness, there's no such thing as a safe bet, and kids are taught in schools to argue with their parents. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Velarde's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Eastern Orthodoxy.

Velarde is ranked 249,657th in the world and 132nd in South Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 7.12 Obesity Rate.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,212thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,492ndBest Weather: 5,025thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,090thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,353rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,364thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,453rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,914thMost Influential: 6,268thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,516thSafest: 7,114thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,291stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,409thMost Developed: 8,225thNicest Citizens: 8,641stHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,101stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,336thMost Cultured: 9,565thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,603rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,631stHighest Food Quality: 9,909thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,229thSmartest Citizens: 10,447thMost Pacifist: 10,994thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,253rdLowest Crime Rates: 11,845thMost Inclusive: 11,980thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,070thLargest Governments: 12,210thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,499thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 13,978thHighest Economic Output: 14,189thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,122ndMost Subsidized Industry: 18,556thMost Efficient Economies: 24,073rdHighest Average Incomes: 26,127th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Velarde was endorsed by The Tyranny of Komunno.
  • : Velarde was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Velarde was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Velarde voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Contact rights between Parent and Child"".
  • : Velarde voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn A Bloodred Moon".
  • : Velarde voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Maxtopia Day".
  • : Velarde voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Scientific Cooperation".
  • : Velarde was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Velarde voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Bran Astor".
  • : Velarde voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Bran Astor".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 7 » Rongorongo, Americatain, Life Support WA, Republic of Sernia, Densaner, Holly United, and Fog Field.