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Largest Gambling Industry: 3,638thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,513thMost Secular: 6,098th
The Republic of
Capitalist Paradise Decent Hardworking Self-Starters
Fear, fear can be justified,
Influence
Superpower
Founder / Security Officer
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Good

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The Second Empire of Vollia

Population205 million

CurrencyVollcoin
AnimalElk

The Republic of The Second Empire of Vollia is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 205 million Vollans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Defense, and Healthcare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 13.2%.

The powerhouse Vollan economy, worth 16.5 trillion Vollcoins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Woodchip Exports, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 80,360 Vollcoins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 251,074 per year while the poor average 19,740, a ratio of 12.7 to 1.

Billions are being spent on a new island airport, liberals and conservatives try to disqualify each other's candidates on the grounds that "their ideas would never work in the real world", people of faith are sent to twelve-step programs for 'The Cure', and exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated'. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Second Empire of Vollia's national animal is the Elk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Second Empire of Vollia is ranked 36,958th in the world and 5th in The Imperial State of Vollia for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 251,075 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 3,638thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,513thMost Secular: 6,098thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,444thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,344thMost Armed: 14,126thMost Avoided: 14,190thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,359thHighest Disposable Incomes: 15,107thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,357thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,662ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,784th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Second Empire of Vollia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular and the Top 10% for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : The Second Empire of Vollia altered its national flag.
  • : The Second Empire of Vollia altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in The Second Empire of Vollia, exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated'.
  • : The Second Empire of Vollia was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in The Second Empire of Vollia, people of faith are sent to twelve-step programs for 'The Cure'.
  • : The Second Empire of Vollia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided and Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Second Empire of Vollia, liberals and conservatives try to disqualify each other's candidates on the grounds that "their ideas would never work in the real world".
  • : Following new legislation in The Second Empire of Vollia, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
  • : Following new legislation in The Second Empire of Vollia, Dogman-branded weapons are all the rage in the militaristic comic-book community.

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