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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,341stMost Corrupt Governments: 6,220thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,328th
The Grandiscity of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
For the free people of the worlds
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Valars

Population566 million

CapitalValysia

CurrencyVal
AnimalPenguin

The Grandiscity of Valars is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, public floggings, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 566 million Valarians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valysia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 41.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Valarian economy, worth 73.8 trillion Vals a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 130,307 Vals, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 781,145 per year while the poor average 9,854, a ratio of 79.3 to 1.

Pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, blind dates tend to result in bruised shins, politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets, and toxic smog is dismissed as the populace just "letting off steam". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valars's national animal is the Penguin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Valars is ranked 184,314th in the world and 1,755th in 10000 Islands for Most Politically Free, scoring 12.57 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,341stMost Corrupt Governments: 6,220thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,328thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,641stLargest Retail Industry: 8,080thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,246thMost Conservative: 8,349thMost Avoided: 8,665thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,886thMost Secular: 9,037thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,156thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 11,195thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,396thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,746thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,800thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,274thLargest Black Market: 17,116thHighest Average Incomes: 18,804thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,088thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,623rd
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 32nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 45th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 51st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 67th in the regionMost Conservative: 70th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 71st in the regionMost Avoided: 85th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 88th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 91st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 117th in the regionLargest Black Market: 118th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 121st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 130th in the regionMost Secular: 146th in the regionMost Extreme: 187th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Valars, toxic smog is dismissed as the populace just "letting off steam".
  • : Following new legislation in Valars, politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets.
  • : Following new legislation in Valars, blind dates tend to result in bruised shins.
  • : Valars resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Valars, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Valars, police pull people off the street for even mentioning the word plane.
  • : Following new legislation in Valars, electrocution deaths among computer technicians are at an all-time high.
  • : Valars endorsed The United Socialist States of Lantzalot.
  • : Valars was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Lantzalot.
  • : Following new legislation in Valars, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence.

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