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The Tax haven of Velaland

“Long live velaland and itís people”

Category: Corporate Bordello
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Location: Union of Christian Nations

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Tax haven of Velaland is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Mary pulchra with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.038 billion 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 Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Abyadtusan. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.6%.

The thriving Velish economy, worth 66.7 trillion Aliras a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 64,268 Aliras, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 236,403 per year while the poor average 12,350, a ratio of 19.1 to 1.

The poor are quarantined in the inner cities to prevent criminals from entering the suburbs, Mary pulchra has just been declared ruler of Velaland in an international press conference, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting, and wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 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 73,036th in the world and 25th in Union of Christian Nations for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 2,417.09 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 10,820thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,682ndLargest Gambling Industry: 19,545th
Most Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the region

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