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The Commonwealth of Valkenstein

“Af ehn, Magyr”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Zarathustra

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The Commonwealth of Valkenstein is a colossal, safe nation, notable for its museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 7.979 billion Valkensteinians 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.

Minor parties are virtually absent in Parliament, the government is seen as openly hostile to all religion, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape, and foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle. 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 8th in Zarathustra and 2,304th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 6 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 17 hours ago

  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, the government is seen as openly hostile to all religion.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, minor parties are virtually absent in Parliament.
  • 10 days ago: Valkenstein fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
  • 14 days ago: Valkenstein fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, the Federal Council of Valkenstein has been announced as the new Head of State.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, internet service is too costly for normal people to purchase.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, the government has undertaken a massive education and health program to combat VODAIS.

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