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The Socialist Republic of Volac

“Come. Be free.” Sayenko

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus

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Volac

Population6.158 billion

CapitalAusteria
LeaderSayenko
FaithSecular

CurrencyCredit
AnimalWolf

The Socialist Republic of Volac is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Sayenko with a fair hand, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.158 billion Volacks are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Austeria. The average income tax rate is 97.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Volacian economy, worth 954 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 quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 155,052 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tenet of free speech is held dear, rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks, and on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Volac's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Secular.

Volac is ranked 18,549th in the world and 591st in Lazarus for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 78.19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Top
1%
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,507thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,564thTop
5%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,874thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,966thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,065thSafest: 2,565thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,925thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,988thMost Developed: 3,005thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,115thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,183rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,309thLargest Governments: 4,007thSmartest Citizens: 4,221stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,323rdMost Influential: 4,477thMost Cultured: 4,539thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,418thHealthiest Citizens: 5,641stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,652ndLargest Publishing Industry: 5,915thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,044thNicest Citizens: 6,284thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,427thMost Inclusive: 7,310thMost Pacifist: 7,401stMost Secular: 7,632ndMost Subsidized Industry: 7,805thNudest: 8,093rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,395thTop
10%
Rudest Citizens: 9,501stLowest Crime Rates: 9,862ndHighest Average Incomes: 11,508thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,199thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,629thHighest Economic Output: 15,210thMost Income Equality: 16,371st
Top
1%
Most Rebellious Youth: 56th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 63rd in the regionTop
5%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 90th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 95th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 113th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 122nd in the regionMost Developed: 132nd in the regionSafest: 142nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 151st in the regionMost Influential: 157th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 168th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 183rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 198th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 200th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 202nd in the regionLargest Governments: 215th in the regionMost Cultured: 220th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 259th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 283rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 304th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 305th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 312th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 321st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 341st in the regionNudest: 343rd in the regionTop
10%
Most Inclusive: 372nd in the regionMost Secular: 394th in the regionMost Pacifist: 400th in the regionRudest Citizens: 401st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 429th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 456th in the regionMost Income Equality: 478th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 591st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 610th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 619th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 649th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Volac, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life.
  • : Following new legislation in Volac, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks.
  • : Following new legislation in Volac, rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes.
  • : Volac was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Volac was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Volac, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : Volac was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Volac, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
  • : Volac was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Volac, television executives are interested in turning Sayenko's zany home life into a sitcom.

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