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The Republic of Woryand Voltarium

“You Can't Stop Progress”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Hatchling

Location: the Rejected Realms

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Woryand Voltarium

Population1.014 billion

CurrencyDollar
Animalturtle

The Republic of Woryand Voltarium is a massive, socially progressive nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, absence of drug laws, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.014 billion Woryand Voltariumians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Public Transport. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.6%.

The powerhouse Woryand Voltariumian economy, worth 81.0 trillion Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Pizza Delivery, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 79,909 Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 298,655 per year while the poor average 14,974, a ratio of 19.9 to 1.

Psychological disorders are a taboo subject, Jennifer Government is a bestseller, employees are told they can avoid traffic jams by starting work at 4 AM, and Woryand Voltarium has designated Woryand Voltarium City as its capital city. Crime is a serious problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Woryand Voltarium's national animal is the turtle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Woryand Voltarium is ranked 80,334th in the world and 3,702nd in the Rejected Realms for Highest Economic Output, with 81.0 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,611thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,975thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,129thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,856thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,778thHighest Crime Rates: 8,872ndFattest Citizens: 9,908thMost Pro-Market: 10,249thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,101stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,619thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,651stMost Armed: 14,038th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 39th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 107th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 150th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 236th in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 276th in the regionFattest Citizens: 325th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 370th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 396th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 486th in the regionMost Armed: 500th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 527th in the region

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