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The Free Land of VoyKovie

“A new era begins” Councilists

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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VoyKovie

Population4.784 billion

LeaderCouncilists
FaithCouncilism

Currencygoods and services
Animalplush

The Free Land of VoyKovie is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Councilists with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.784 billion Voykovians 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 medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Environment, and Industry also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Spirituality are ignored. The average income tax rate is 94.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Voykovian economy, worth 855 trillion goods and serviceses 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 178,773 goods and serviceses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, the wreckages of bombed planes that litter VoyKovie are highly popular tourist destinations, and feuilletons can only be deciphered with a Galliennais dictionary. Crime is totally unknown. VoyKovie's national animal is the plush, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Councilism.

VoyKovie is ranked 6,437th in the world and 303rd in The East Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 91.06 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,168thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,559thMost Influential: 1,649thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 1,751stNicest Citizens: 1,797thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,871stMost Inclusive: 1,940thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,981stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,010thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,026thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,027thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,036thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,305thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,394thBest Weather: 2,411thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,611thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,653rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,801stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,809thMost Cultured: 2,915thMost Developed: 3,066thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,726thSmartest Citizens: 3,773rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,236thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,465thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,981stLargest Governments: 5,900thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,388thMost Income Equality: 6,437thNudest: 6,558thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,130thMost Efficient Economies: 7,875thHighest Average Incomes: 7,918thTop
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Most Pacifist: 10,135thLargest Retail Industry: 10,919thMost Extreme: 11,489thMost Politically Free: 11,627thMost Secular: 11,667thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,218thMost Armed: 13,210thRudest Citizens: 16,093rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,519th
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Highest Drug Use: 11th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 31st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 41st in the regionNicest Citizens: 46th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 47th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 47th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 48th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Cultured: 60th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 62nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 63rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 66th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 66th in the regionBest Weather: 67th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 67th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 76th in the regionMost Developed: 83rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 85th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 89th in the regionMost Influential: 90th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 93rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 95th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 104th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 111th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 130th in the regionNudest: 133rd in the regionLargest Governments: 140th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 150th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 153rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 170th in the regionMost Politically Free: 215th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 241st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 245th in the regionMost Armed: 254th in the regionMost Pacifist: 295th in the regionMost Income Equality: 303rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 344th in the regionRudest Citizens: 351st in the regionMost Extreme: 357th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 361st in the regionLargest Populations: 372nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 401st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 632nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 131 » Pakitsk, BearStackof2015, Wiranath, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Unger under over, Adavan, Roliganistan, Axdel, Talitoa, Elejamie, VW53Aland, Kilkire, Wizardonia, The Empire of Rijelv, Davelands, Kampf Empire, Gorbastan, Ravendi, Republic of Berzerkistan, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Squid Ruinosa, Just Vale 2, Stellar Colonies, The Sacred Whale, Marrico, Bacon Land, Bai Lung, Lanagon, United China Nation, British Calradia, Headpat Central, Someseni, Neruch, Ver Norge, Rhealaliit, Freedom Fascists, Kaigi, Survivoristan, Am Echad, H-Zhena, Janoobi Jazair, Solarfall, Arkantis, Thyaclinia, Brotherland, Dark Edgyness, Blazing Samaritan, Hizuru, Ridann, and 81 others.Broengtopia, Goodnamesarerare, Kangarawa, Federated States of Zootron, Bullpups, CheeseBurrito, Roissyland, LewisWorld, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Osterreich und Ungarn, Amjedia, The New Wisconsin Empire, Harro Waarudho, Enlil, Euricanis, Mariarty, Qui sequuntur somnia, Drunken Seal Islands, Bakaworld, Shinnokawa, Trimmania, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Acheronn, Lyontisia, Indovinesia, Endertopias, The Almighty Country, Airrajul, The Romanum Legio, Ribanzi, Kucia, Dreamersistan, Ellsonian Dominion, Urimel, Riveraland, Socialist Holy American Empire, Slys Paws, Wallenburg, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Propwash, Shantan, Davinhia, New Leganes, Dragonia, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Funkadelia, Akorial, Adolanta, Elkenian, CopyCato, AngusEssa, Eagas, The United Neo American Union, Aelitia, Skandinavistan, Bytes, Kriov, Sansangra, The Angel of Charity, Libertanny, Escade, Kalaratri, Marrabuk, Grossvietnam, Laquara, Liberstankonia, United states of Ulm, Lerasi, Magosconity, Stanisiti, Feuraxia, Commodore Badger, Mossy-Oak, La xinga, Avakael, Aleister, States of Carolina, Matdor, Yemeni Locusts, East Malaysia, and Zukchiva.

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