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The Socialist Republic of Volac

“Come. Be free.” Sayenko

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: Osiris



Population7.563 billion



The Socialist Republic of Volac is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Sayenko with a fair hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.563 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, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Austeria. The average income tax rate is 97.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Volacian economy, worth a remarkable 1,178 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 155,803 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest superhero movie features a caped Wolf with adamantium claws, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume, and droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. 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 43,534th in the world and 1,192nd in Osiris for Most Extreme, scoring 28.2 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 1,460thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,671stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,919thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,925thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,054thTop
Safest: 2,399thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,823rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,910thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,976thMost Developed: 3,082ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,181stLargest Governments: 4,008thSmartest Citizens: 4,145thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,226thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,840thMost Influential: 4,846thMost Cultured: 4,938thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,638thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,798thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,860thHealthiest Citizens: 5,928thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,511thNicest Citizens: 6,619thMost Inclusive: 7,474thMost Pacifist: 8,051stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,392ndMost Secular: 8,907thLowest Crime Rates: 9,176thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,244thNudest: 10,265thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,234thHighest Economic Output: 14,063rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,120thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,649thMost Income Equality: 17,736thBest Weather: 18,605thMost Efficient Economies: 19,752ndRudest Citizens: 20,600thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,868th
Most Influential: 44th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 50th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 56th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 62nd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 87th in the regionSafest: 102nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 103rd in the regionMost Developed: 110th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 118th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 121st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 142nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 151st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 154th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 165th in the regionLargest Governments: 167th in the regionMost Cultured: 222nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 227th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 241st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 252nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 263rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 298th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 299th in the regionNicest Citizens: 309th in the regionMost Inclusive: 352nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 385th in the regionNudest: 393rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 400th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 407th in the regionMost Pacifist: 410th in the regionMost Income Equality: 414th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 498th in the regionRudest Citizens: 626th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 631st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 635th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 657th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 715th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 731st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Volac's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Volac's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Volac's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Volac altered its national flag.
  • : Volac's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Volac was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Volac was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Volac ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : Volac was endorsed by The Republic of Tolfaer.
  • : Volac was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.


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