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The Commonwealth of Valkenstein

“Af ehn, Magyr”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Zarathustra

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The Commonwealth of Valkenstein is a colossal, safe nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 7.366 billion 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 individuals concentrates mainly on Defence, although Education and Law & Order are secondary priorities. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Uranium Mining.

The country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Valkenstein's radio stations, the Hanging Gardens account for half of Valkenstein City's water use, and discarded pennies litter the streets. 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 teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Syn.

Valkenstein is ranked 5th in Zarathustra and 637th in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 18 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago

  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, discarded pennies litter the streets.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, the Hanging Gardens account for half of Valkenstein City's water use.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Valkenstein's radio stations.
  • 16 days ago: Valkenstein was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • 17 days ago: Valkenstein transferred ฿ 1.000 ByteCoin from an account in The Pot Smokers of Sibirsky to The Empire of Valkalan.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, all streets are privately owned toll roads.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, homeless people are frequently charged with trespassing on public property.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods.

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