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Most Armed: 3,391stMost Cultured: 5,100thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,031st
The Ladyship of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
An eternal fire in the night.
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Valassyria

Population2.876 billion

CapitalThe Three Capitals
LeaderUnknown
FaithNone

CurrencyVraille and Válti
AnimalVyndrille

The Ladyship of Valassyria is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Unknown with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, state-planned economy, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.876 billion Old Valassyriens are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Three Capitals. The average income tax rate is 87.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Old Valassyrien economy, worth 400 trillion Vraille and Váltis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 139,241 Vraille and Váltis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

National stress about the waning heir-line is causing a rise in alopecia, Old Valassyrien watches list strained wrists as a common side effect, endocrinology is a rapidly growing field of study, and an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valassyria's national animal is the Vyndrille, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is None.

Valassyria is ranked 162,190th in the world and 79th in Xedas for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.73 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most Armed: 3,391stMost Cultured: 5,100thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,031stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,454thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,639thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,476thTop
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Most Developed: 8,596thLowest Crime Rates: 9,227thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,276thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,929thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,372ndMost Corrupt Governments: 10,549thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,765thLargest Governments: 11,222ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,309thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,398thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,647thMost Efficient Economies: 12,041stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,274thHealthiest Citizens: 12,601stMost Secular: 12,748thLargest Black Market: 12,865thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,874thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,986thSmartest Citizens: 13,011thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,942ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,085thHighest Average Incomes: 15,482nd
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the region

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