The Commonwealth of
Capitalist Paradise
Af ehn, Magyr
Regional Influence
Diplomat
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Commonwealth of Valkenstein is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, sprawling nuclear power plants, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 10.201 billion Valkensteiners are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Spirituality aren't funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Valkensteiner economy, worth a remarkable 3,254 trillion Syns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 319,072 Syns, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,735,440 per year while the poor average 30,161, a ratio of 57.5 to 1.

College students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, breastfeeding mothers are replacing smokers to loiter outside the workplace, convicted felons are forced into slavery for their crimes, and psychological disorders are a taboo subject. Crime is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Valkenstein's national animal is the Pheonix, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Valkenstein is ranked 7th in Zarathustra and 117,993rd in the world for Best Weather, with -695 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Valkenstein's influence in Zarathustra rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Following new legislation in Valkenstein, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • : Following new legislation in Valkenstein, convicted felons are forced into slavery for their crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in Valkenstein, breastfeeding mothers are replacing smokers to loiter outside the workplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Valkenstein, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys.
  • : Valkenstein fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Valkenstein, the streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars.
  • : Following new legislation in Valkenstein, the government has adopted a more thrifty attitude to administrating the country's needs.
  • : Following new legislation in Valkenstein, Jack Russells have proven to be terrible spies.
  • : Valkenstein was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.

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