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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 13,338thLargest Gambling Industry: 14,622ndMost Avoided: 15,596th
The Republic of
Corporate Bordello Patriotic Business Zone
Long live velaland and itís people
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Superb

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Velaland

Population544 million

CapitalAbyadtusan

CurrencyAlira
Animaldolphin

The Republic of Velaland is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 544 million Velish 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, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Abyadtusan. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10.4%.

The thriving Velish economy, worth 35.0 trillion Aliras a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 64,418 Aliras, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 231,697 per year while the poor average 12,819, a ratio of 18.1 to 1.

Many in Velaland are born in the purple, advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore, the nation's soldiers are considered the best-dressed in Europe, and foreigners with shady pasts are fleeing the country. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Velaland's national animal is the dolphin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Velaland is ranked 143,596th in the world and 777th in Europe for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 108.07 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 13,338thLargest Gambling Industry: 14,622ndMost Avoided: 15,596thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 20,108th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 55th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 66th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 66th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 80th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 94th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 107th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Velaland, foreigners with shady pasts are fleeing the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Velaland, the nation's soldiers are considered the best-dressed in Europe.
  • : Following new legislation in Velaland, advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore.
  • : Following new legislation in Velaland, many in Velaland are born in the purple.
  • : Following new legislation in Velaland, many friends and relatives of Leader have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations.
  • : Velaland lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • : Velaland lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • : Velaland lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • : Velaland lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • : Velaland published "Coat of arms" (Factbook: Overview).

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