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Healthiest Citizens: 97th Most Advanced Public Transport: 112th Most Developed: 120th
The Valkyrian Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Peace, Freedom, and Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population15.939 billion

LeaderChancellor Margaret Harrison

CurrencyPacific credit

The Valkyrian Republic of Qvait is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Chancellor Margaret Harrison with a fair hand, and notable for its digital currency, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and strictly enforced bedtime. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.939 billion Valkyrians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stockholm. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Valkyrian economy, worth a remarkable 4,747 trillion Pacific credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 297,855 Pacific credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners, it is quite common for bar patrons to discuss Wittgenstein over cordials and games of backgammon, the army lures cannon fodder with promises of a college education, and agreeing to appear on TV is often the best way to access social care. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Qvait's national animal is the koala, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Qvait is ranked 161,775th in the world and 6,612th in the South Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -799.49 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Healthiest Citizens: 97thMost Advanced Public Transport: 112thMost Developed: 120thSafest: 125thLowest Crime Rates: 138thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 149thLongest Average Lifespans: 150thHighest Average Tax Rates: 156thMost Pacifist: 158thBest Weather: 181stLargest Governments: 193rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 205thMost Compassionate Citizens: 230thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 241stLargest Welfare Programs: 252ndMost Beautiful Environments: 259thMost Advanced Public Education: 285thNicest Citizens: 304thMost Inclusive: 319thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 361stHighest Poor Incomes: 366thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 395thMost Subsidized Industry: 426thSmartest Citizens: 452ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 554thMost Influential: 663rdMost Efficient Economies: 801stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,319thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,322ndMost Cultured: 1,553rdHighest Economic Output: 1,574thHighest Average Incomes: 1,594thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,200thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,863rdMost Stationary: 5,050thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,588thTop
Largest Populations: 8,186thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,640thMost Income Equality: 10,345thMost Politically Free: 12,698thNudest: 14,437th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the regionMost Influential: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 36th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 44th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 44th in the regionMost Cultured: 45th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 48th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 60th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 77th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 97th in the regionMost Stationary: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 171st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 189th in the regionNudest: 326th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 344th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 460th in the regionMost Income Equality: 488th in the regionMost Secular: 637th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, agreeing to appear on TV is often the best way to access social care.
  • : Qvait was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Novagentum.
  • : Qvait lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Qvait voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Common Territories".
  • : Qvait voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Prevention of Mutually assured destruction".
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, the army lures cannon fodder with promises of a college education.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, it is quite common for bar patrons to discuss Wittgenstein over cordials and games of backgammon.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 261 » Tsunamy, Lioniel, Sedunn, Cape Adare, Kiasu-ism, Great Scapula, The United Expanse, Drugged Monkeys, Quiescent, Curlyhoward, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Belschaft, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Phillius, Madhonia, FreeFishers, Luddinlande, Pax Dracon, Dankstergrad, The Solar System Scope, Techganet, Erinor, Noire Denholm, Darakin, Pamela And Hepatitis, Soem, Oxsania, Moreana, Iristead, Centristvill, Abarri, Trinennie, Aidenfieeld, Seldon and the Psychohistorians, Tsvetania, Factorim, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Si-topia, Aywhyou, Wyatonians, Freedwanda, Blahblah2017, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, United States of Vietnam, La Ascension, Escevola, Volaworand, and 211 others.Pastir, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Havenfell, PEPEP, Nova Montron, Paranoia, Rhetiaa, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Lotadia, New Briantown, Jaxon, Saciu, Great Andora, Jarilon, Atomic Garden, Aumeltopia, Beepee, UnShleepd, Silberne Wache, Lester Crest, The National Corporation, Anachronolandia, Agalaesia, Aguatania, USNE2018, Yeldarbsland, Cyprisia, Isokenzar, Barabarom, Towi Lamia, Cuuldere, Catalunya Unida, Vincent Field, Potion Seller, Denmani, Direwolf1, Phanama, Caasd, Darbor, Kandorith, Xandev, Grouu, Auphelia, Kroumos, Crystal Creation, Whimichy, Midand, Mikole, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Drystar, Jehenna, Linguiniland, Nowa Europa, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, Sthalrim, Theorin, The Two Jerseys, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Poopisiya, Sanden, Noveos, Awjan, Shengtie, Nankyoku Tairiku, Gymnostan, The Filippinas, The naked people, Avalonica, Ufask, Spearos, Holy Chimerland, Concrete Slab, Stoniamera, Cypheri, The ColdWyvernian Undead, Seliyan progressive Islands, Antarctic Empires, Elveka, Ezeleah, Three Rivia Levr, Kholdan, Janapuri, Liberated Lambergs, Rabbitz, Ancient Slobovia, Calistan, Walloonia, Transtemporal Shifts, Arx Obex, Japanese Federal Republic, St Oaks, United Qwebland, North Anatnom, Bentwaters, Linden Oak, Mirutania, Lumpov Hasch, Lost And Found, Southern Numenor, Nothanksbutseriously, Lightmare, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Macrothea, Democratic Parndia, Mantas Meow, Northendia, Bizarrotan, Republitank, Reptilians from the Alternate Earth, KIROVET, Aurcania, Rosamie, Uncomfortable nooks and crannies, Braavos and Lorath, RestartAll, Lulliland, Asdfghuiop, Utondara, Wehraboos, Brendleton, Enplatia, Santa Ofelia, Runsiya, Khazadine, Sonnydesh, Imperial Snasdep, Mona Landia, Bluee Land, RAgusta, Farelonia, A Frog Dimension, Santulanum, Uncastania, Badener, Oepix, Angevin Britannia, Paenoa, Herbert Island, Prefesia, North Kanuckistan, Birdkeeper, Soul Har, Center Lisle, Vos Dothrak, Kobehia, Bergenu, Deosdora, Spazzhole, Eastern Nyan, Bandorion, Yellunstryer, Maletora, GI-Land, Esfalsa, Maeiland, Ariankido, WTP All the good names are taken, European Defense Organization, North Prarie, Land Without Shrimp, Jahass, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Academy of Umbrellas, The Dragon Enclave, Ostanasia, North Catimestistrianes, Republic Clovakh, Kerlodia, Dubbayoo, Revanial, Akindom, Vendris, Dasko, Illinoisan, Amerion, Mircea, Nusagi, Third League of New Kent, Free Republic of Sonora, Crokin, Freedoom, San Anaben, Bod Wareenaland, Pays de Loire, Slenrotros, Mew Nation, New Lousara, The Bay, Shadow-Land, Jaila, Fetatonich, FiHami, Changolandia, Sesteran, Immund, Churumduul, Virgindale, State of Iowa, Chocholand, Doomen, Qawe, Los Lonley Boys, Roavin, PenguinPies, Kastaneci, The Pacific Ocean Islands, Wild Space, German Hapsburg, Great Africans, Hanty, and Novagentum.

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