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The Galactik Imperium of Velon

“hardcore garbage pail kid posse”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Velon

Population33.138 billion

Capitalpoopopolis
LeaderSQUEE

Currencydonut hole
Animalpiggus chunkus

The Galactik Imperium of Velon is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by SQUEE with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and public floggings. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 33.138 billion velonians 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 relatively small, socially-minded, outspoken government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, although Public Transport, Healthcare, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of poopopolis. The average income tax rate is 2.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The velonian economy, worth a remarkable 6,568 trillion donut holes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 198,208 donut holes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Exceptionally healthy police officers can sprint after crooks for hours on end, feuilletons can only be deciphered with a Galliennais dictionary, "Mad Max: Returning Again to Barrydrome" is this year's unexpected summer blockbuster, and the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Velon's national animal is the piggus chunkus, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Velon is ranked 204,599th in the world and 9,533rd in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -30.51 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 60thLeast Corrupt Governments: 69thHealthiest Citizens: 212thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 239thNicest Citizens: 252ndMost Pacifist: 255thMost Compassionate Citizens: 268thLargest Publishing Industry: 295thMost Cheerful Citizens: 318thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 374thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 467thLongest Average Lifespans: 570thSmartest Citizens: 589thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 721stBest Weather: 853rdMost Influential: 1,046thHighest Economic Output: 1,073rdLargest Populations: 1,313thSafest: 1,571stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,637thHighest Crime Rates: 1,840thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,842ndTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,794thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,961stMost Cultured: 2,971stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,994thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,025thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,190thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,543rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,594thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,708thHighest Average Incomes: 6,485thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,917thMost Inclusive: 9,903rdTop
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Largest Governments: 10,328thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,035thMost Secular: 14,540thMost Stationary: 20,067th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionNicest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Pacifist: 18th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 25th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 33rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 40th in the regionBest Weather: 55th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 66th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 67th in the regionSafest: 87th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Cultured: 145th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 150th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 156th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 171st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 179th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 188th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 205th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 279th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 306th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 309th in the regionMost Influential: 407th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 469th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 507th in the regionLargest Governments: 507th in the regionMost Inclusive: 573rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 649th in the regionMost Secular: 779th in the regionNudest: 895th in the regionMost Politically Free: 936th in the region

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