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The Penguin Corporatocracy of Volaworand

“Kentucky Fried Penguin in every pot!”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Volaworand

Population3.036 billion

CapitalRothera
LeaderActing Prime Minister Alan Duncan

CurrencyPound Sterling
Animalchinstrap penguin

The Penguin Corporatocracy of Volaworand is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Acting Prime Minister Alan Duncan with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and national health service. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 3.036 billion Volaworandians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rothera. The average income tax rate is 48.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Volaworandian economy, worth 613 trillion Pound Sterlings a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 202,046 Pound Sterlings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads, citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes, and biotech companies are fined if their jumbled genetic sequences look too familiar. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Volaworand's national animal is the chinstrap penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Volaworand is ranked 116,726th in the world and 4,717th in the South Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -3.25 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 355thMost Influential: 693rdTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,939thMost Secular: 3,082ndMost Inclusive: 3,421stMost Developed: 3,481stRudest Citizens: 3,729thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,750thSmartest Citizens: 3,853rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,899thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,955thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,999thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,133rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,766thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,095thHighest Average Incomes: 5,450thMost Pacifist: 5,470thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,611thBest Weather: 6,019thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,651stMost Cultured: 6,724thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,338thMost Efficient Economies: 8,426thLargest Governments: 8,892ndHealthiest Citizens: 9,135thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,382ndLowest Crime Rates: 9,434thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,811thSafest: 11,429thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,652ndNudest: 11,984thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,525thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,143rdNicest Citizens: 13,537thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,707th
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Most Influential: 42nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 51st in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 97th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 102nd in the regionMost Developed: 115th in the regionRudest Citizens: 116th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 118th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 120th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 120th in the regionMost Secular: 122nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 123rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 126th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 128th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 135th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 137th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 142nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 151st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 172nd in the regionBest Weather: 187th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 189th in the regionMost Cultured: 193rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 199th in the regionMost Pacifist: 206th in the regionLargest Governments: 221st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 262nd in the regionNudest: 270th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 273rd in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 310th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 337th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 348th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 384th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 422nd in the regionSafest: 443rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 460th in the regionNicest Citizens: 469th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 473rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 500th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 510th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 568th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 573rd in the region

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