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The Armed Republic of Volsar

“Let Them Be Free, Lest They Attack Me” The Old Man in the Boat

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: the Rejected Realms



Population1.6 billion

CapitalThe Pit
LeaderThe Old Man in the Boat

AnimalPrairie Dogs

The Armed Republic of Volsar is a massive, safe nation, ruled by The Old Man in the Boat with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 1.6 billion Volsarians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Pit. The average income tax rate is 92.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Volsarian economy, worth 220 trillion Dolsars 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 dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 137,585 Dolsars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more, third world countries are rich in "I Love The Pit" t-shirts, all the playground's a stage for Volsarian schoolchildren, and the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Volsar's national animal is the Prairie Dogs, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Volsar is ranked 124,670th in the world and 2,580th in the Rejected Realms for Most Politically Free, scoring 56.76 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most Influential: 2,008thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,101stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,116thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,725thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,022ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,526thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,655thLowest Crime Rates: 6,333rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,420thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,713thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,039thMost Inclusive: 7,264thSafest: 7,280thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,592ndLargest Governments: 7,990thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,055thSmartest Citizens: 8,494thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,555thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,957thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,067thBest Weather: 9,651stMost Secular: 9,918thHealthiest Citizens: 10,062ndTop
Most Pacifist: 10,725thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,189thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,612thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,695thMost Cultured: 12,762ndMost Income Equality: 13,021stLargest Publishing Industry: 13,040thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,471stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,840thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,116thNicest Citizens: 16,242ndHighest Average Incomes: 16,620thMost Efficient Economies: 17,648thMost Developed: 18,401stLargest Welfare Programs: 19,808th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 56th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 79th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 119th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 141st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 144th in the regionMost Inclusive: 153rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 154th in the regionSafest: 160th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 168th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 169th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 179th in the regionLargest Governments: 194th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 200th in the regionMost Pacifist: 201st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 202nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 204th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 210th in the regionBest Weather: 220th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 222nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 231st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 252nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 253rd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 266th in the regionNicest Citizens: 284th in the regionMost Cultured: 285th in the regionMost Income Equality: 288th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 320th in the regionMost Secular: 322nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 362nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 373rd in the regionMost Developed: 394th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 428th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 452nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 483rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 488th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 515th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 523rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 116 » Zavea, Emeseses, Lederland, Aandruzognivia, Arinteriswith, Perfect Sublime Masters, Masters86, Raj7765, Cyrtenes, Capitalist Paradise, Florin, The Pacific Caliphate, Cecilly, Rubian Empire, ThePlace, Yoshiterra, Gozira, Maazalik, Serious Problems, Gwrachbyd, Arkhane, Thuringia Reich, Rushkaland, Vasisdas, Singu1arity, Collosuss, Killmoor, Euroanatolian Greece, Die Suid-Afrikaanse Ryk, Sarotte, Aeritania, Crazy Firemen, DisregardWork, Doormat to the Lord, Melon feud, Aggro, OspasiA, Republic of edward, Old Blackwood, Andromeda Islands, Magrinia, Goryier, Gryphdom, Aqueira, Beezertopia, XW5RULEZ, The Horror Channel, Hunternia, Xyloqua, Alcrestia Liakar, and 66 others.Thus Sprach Zarathustra, Panormia, Zerentopia, Nix Rew, Razorback, CLovidia, Super Mega Awesome, Unibot III, Krotfordamions, Delight, Cazia Minor, Greater-Syria, Greater Cesnica, Plain Talk, Wafflapolis, Novi Libertas, Visionary Union, Fragmented Spero, Mundanus, Hyponichtmallieturam, Kinky Bootlaces, Nation of Urie, Kahootology, ShyVini, Tartessis, Ammadon, South Sea New, The Yawning Asshole, FareP, Ethelontis, Berlitria, Aianistan, Republic of Caracales, Boumerges, Saint Dolmance, Alpharoland, Chonk, ThiccBois69, Jordanian arabia, People of Tyra, Aetover, Subterrania, Ser-Mal, Allwarts, Pevegaria, Of THELORD, Islamic Republic e Jariri, Hallmaak, The LunchTable, The 3rd Reich Remnants, North Drederia, Gratosh, Alsakah, TorNaGul, The Central Flat Lands Of Canada, Agalaesia, Minskiev, Bormiar, Black Hawk Raider Refugees, APKland, A Leaf on the Wind, Trinite, The Northsouth, Zyonn, United Libor Lefunkistan, and Juvena.

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