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Most Armed: 3,542ndMost Cultured: 4,976thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,494th
The Ladyship of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
An eternal fire in the night.
Unknown
Influence
Auxiliary
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Valassyria

Population4.162 billion

CapitalThe Three Capitals
LeaderUnknown
FaithNone

CurrencyVraille and Válti
AnimalVyndrille

The Ladyship of Valassyria is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Unknown with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.162 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 88.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Old Valassyrien economy, worth 578 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 138,982 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 9,165th in the world and 1st in Xedas for Lowest Crime Rates, with 94.98 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most Armed: 3,542ndMost Cultured: 4,976thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,494thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,644thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,085thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,458thMost Developed: 8,460thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,080thLowest Crime Rates: 9,165thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,168thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10,515thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,556thLargest Governments: 11,093rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,878thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,995thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,040thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,266thMost Efficient Economies: 12,276thHealthiest Citizens: 12,494thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,681stSmartest Citizens: 12,857thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,007thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,251stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,280thLargest Black Market: 13,911thMost Secular: 14,263rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,629thHighest Average Incomes: 16,154thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,361st
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Valassyria's influence in Xedas fell from "Negotiator" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Valassyria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Valassyria published "Overview of Azhura" (Factbook: Overview).
  • : Valassyria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Valassyria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens and Largest Black Market.
  • : Valassyria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement and Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Valassyria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry and Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Valassyria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Valassyria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Valassyria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry and Most Corrupt Governments.

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