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The United Kingdom of Vonlan

“Strength Through Freedom”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the South Pacific

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Vonlan

Population262 million

Currencypound
Animalleopard

The United Kingdom of Vonlan is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its smutty television, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-working, democratic population of 262 million Vonlanians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Healthcare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.7%.

The very strong Vonlanian economy, worth 21.9 trillion pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Retail. Average income is 83,601 pounds, with the richest citizens earning 6.8 times as much as the poorest.

The tomato-covered corpses that decorate the nation's cities are a favourite amongst morbid tourists, life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average, public enemies often walk home with spotless garments and crime records, and prison visits increase substantially during election years. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Vonlan's national animal is the leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Vonlan is ranked 20,721st in the world and 771st in the South Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 108.06 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,445thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,029thTop
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Most Influential: 10,646thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,029th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 195th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 290th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 522nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 555th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vonlan voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Food Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in Vonlan, prison visits increase substantially during election years.
  • : Vonlan was endorsed by The Kingdom of Sedunn.
  • : Vonlan was endorsed by The Divine Abode of Churumduul.
  • : Following new legislation in Vonlan, public enemies often walk home with spotless garments and crime records.
  • : Following new legislation in Vonlan, life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average.
  • : Vonlan was endorsed by The Space Pirate Empire of New Briantown.
  • : Following new legislation in Vonlan, the tomato-covered corpses that decorate the nation's cities are a favourite amongst morbid tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in Vonlan, employees are told they can avoid traffic jams by starting work at 4 AM.
  • : Following new legislation in Vonlan, babies are a small but significant export.

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