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The Commonwealth of Valkenstein

“Af ehn, Magyr”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Zarathustra

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The Commonwealth of Valkenstein is a colossal, cultured nation, notable for its unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 8.363 billion Valkensteiners are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, pro-business individuals is mainly concerned with Defence, although Education and Law & Order are on the agenda. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing.

Artists are pillars of society, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Valkenstein, and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valkenstein's national animal is the Pheonix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Syn.

Valkenstein is ranked 7th in Zarathustra and 1,481st in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring 43 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 3 days 14 hours ago

  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Valkenstein.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, artists are pillars of society.
  • 3 days 14 hours ago: Valkenstein changed its national demonym to "Valkensteiner" and its demonym adjective to "Valkensteiner".
  • 8 days ago: Valkenstein was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, agricultural science is the most competitive subject at Valkenstein's universities.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, penurious citizens die from easily remedied ailments because they aren't 'taking enough initiative'.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, there are no minimum wage laws.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.

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