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Most Influential: 1,616th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,330th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,772nd
The Free Land of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
We do not bow
Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Republic of Valan

Population1.702 billion

CapitalSnakehaven
LeaderJameson Cortus

CurrencySovern
AnimalSnake

The Free Land of Republic of Valan is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Jameson Cortus with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, rampant corporate plagiarism, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.702 billion Valanians 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 large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snakehaven. The average income tax rate is 79.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Republic of Valanian economy, worth 193 trillion Soverns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 113,900 Soverns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children as young as six shock their parents by coming out of the closet, cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes, replacement organs are grown in vats, and the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Snakehaven Times is sold out. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Republic of Valan's national animal is the Snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Republic of Valan is ranked 16,409th in the world and 1st in Kes bitches for Most Developed, scoring 79.24 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Influential: 1,616thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,330thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,772ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,805thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,005thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,326thNicest Citizens: 7,407thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,861stHighest Poor Incomes: 8,061stTop
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Most Income Equality: 8,456thMost Pacifist: 9,191stBest Weather: 9,887thHealthiest Citizens: 10,409thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,694thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,764thMost Inclusive: 11,120thSafest: 11,198thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,328thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,646thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,825thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,023rdMost Beautiful Environments: 14,391stLowest Crime Rates: 14,407thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,566thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,640thMost Secular: 15,729thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,943rdLargest Governments: 15,968thMost Developed: 16,409thSmartest Citizens: 16,788th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Republic of Valan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Valan, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Snakehaven Times is sold out.
  • : Republic of Valan was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Valan, replacement organs are grown in vats.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Valan, cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Valan, children as young as six shock their parents by coming out of the closet.
  • : Republic of Valan's influence in Kes bitches fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Valan, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Valan, the parliament building has installed a revolving door.
  • : Republic of Valan was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".

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