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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,599thMost Influential: 3,973rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,257th
The Empire of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
Concentration camps are bad unless I support them.
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Valtern

Population506 million

CapitalBerham

CurrencyValonia
AnimalBald Eagle

The Empire of Valtern is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, pith helmet sales, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 506 million Valternians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Berham. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.3%.

The all-consuming Valternian economy, worth 47.7 trillion Valonias a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 94,259 Valonias, with the richest citizens earning 7.0 times as much as the poorest.

The government violently suppresses separatist movements, grannies get pulled over for knitting pullovers while driving, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, and all mothers are allowed six months fully-paid maternity leave. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valtern's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Valtern is ranked 36,650th in the world and 1,798th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 71.42 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Influential: 3,973rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,257thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,498thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,663rdMost Pro-Market: 20,177thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 21,705thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,618thMost Extreme: 23,474thMost Corrupt Governments: 24,230th
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Most Pro-Market: 319th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 382nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 437th in the regionMost Extreme: 470th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 521st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 784th in the region

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