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Ventalia

Population11.355 billion

CapitalMontnoire
LeaderFirst Minister Francois Dubois

Currencyréal
Animalfallow deer

The Kingdom of Ventalia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by First Minister Francois Dubois with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.355 billion Ventalians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Montnoire. The average income tax rate is 84.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ventalian economy, worth a remarkable 3,615 trillion réals a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 318,371 réals, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's surprisingly hard to find pictures of the bad haircuts from First Minister Francois Dubois's childhood, classes at Montnoire University get canceled on Brancaland's Independence Day, it's said that First Minister Francois Dubois can turn every pleasure into a chore, and a bureaucratic fight over VIA cafeteria food expenditures has caused the temporary suspension of all agency counterintelligence operations. Crime is totally unknown. Ventalia's national animal is the fallow deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ventalia is ranked 3,567th in the world and 2nd in Lorania for Highest Economic Output, with 3,615 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Efficient Economies: 531stMost Scientifically Advanced: 704thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 707thLeast Corrupt Governments: 720thMost Rebellious Youth: 838thHighest Poor Incomes: 844thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 866thLargest Publishing Industry: 971stSmartest Citizens: 1,120thMost Inclusive: 1,165thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,254thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,258thMost Cultured: 1,305thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,503rdSafest: 1,540thHighest Average Incomes: 1,749thMost Developed: 1,935thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,217thLargest Governments: 2,361stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,380thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,551stMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,673rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,764thMost Secular: 2,807thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,040thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,109thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,142ndNicest Citizens: 3,314thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,505thHighest Economic Output: 3,567thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,673rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,217thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,006thMost Pacifist: 6,196thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,640thLargest Retail Industry: 6,940thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,029thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,614thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,926thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,256thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,462ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,178thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,491stLowest Crime Rates: 15,720thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 20,576th
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Safest: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ventalia resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Ventalia, a bureaucratic fight over VIA cafeteria food expenditures has caused the temporary suspension of all agency counterintelligence operations.
  • : Ventalia's influence in Lorania rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Following new legislation in Ventalia, it's said that First Minister Francois Dubois can turn every pleasure into a chore.
  • : Following new legislation in Ventalia, classes at Montnoire University get canceled on Brancaland's Independence Day.
  • : Following new legislation in Ventalia, it's surprisingly hard to find pictures of the bad haircuts from First Minister Francois Dubois's childhood.
  • : Following new legislation in Ventalia, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass".
  • : Following new legislation in Ventalia, internet moderator is one of the most popular jobs among the nation's more socially awkward citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Ventalia, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.
  • : Ventalia endorsed The Trading Card Nation of Dorab.

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