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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 140thMost Influential: 1,525thMost Pacifist: 3,033rd
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Valatic Ash

Population1.866 billion

CapitalMount Ash
LeaderCassiel
FaithNone

Currencyruble
Animaltiger

The Kingdom of Valatic Ash is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Cassiel with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 1.866 billion Valatic Ashians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mount Ash. The average income tax rate is 82.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Valatic Ashian economy, worth 185 trillion rubles a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 99,428 rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts, tigers are considered a delicacy, multiple polls have christened the newly-formed Filibuster Committee as "the least efficient government bureaucracy", and parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valatic Ash's national animal is the tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is None.

Valatic Ash is ranked 5,482nd in the world and 386th in The North Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 27.77 Bank.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 140thMost Influential: 1,525thTop
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Most Pacifist: 3,033rdLargest Welfare Programs: 3,729thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,928thNicest Citizens: 4,230thMost Inclusive: 4,937thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,347thSafest: 5,356thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,482ndHealthiest Citizens: 6,556thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,925thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,320thBest Weather: 7,945thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,679thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,043rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,839thLowest Crime Rates: 10,361stMost Advanced Public Education: 10,495thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,722ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,362ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,742ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,972ndLargest Publishing Industry: 12,923rdHighest Poor Incomes: 13,056thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,126thSmartest Citizens: 13,767thMost Secular: 16,917thLargest Governments: 16,924thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,984th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 123rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 171st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 171st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 238th in the regionNicest Citizens: 244th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 268th in the regionSafest: 286th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 295th in the regionMost Inclusive: 300th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 365th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 386th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 408th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 420th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 420th in the regionBest Weather: 434th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 442nd in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 451st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 508th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 524th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 528th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 558th in the regionMost Influential: 561st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 606th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 641st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 674th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 686th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 715th in the regionLargest Governments: 803rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 841st in the regionMost Secular: 852nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 860th in the region

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