The Commonwealth of
Capitalizt
Af ehn, Magyr
Regional Influence
Envoy
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Commonwealth of Valkenstein is a colossal, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 9.427 billion Valkensteiners enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Spirituality receive no funds. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Valkensteiner economy, worth a remarkable 2,980 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 316,115 Syns, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,566,527 per year while the poor average 36,172, a ratio of 43.3 to 1.

Murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows, millions of Syns have been thrown into a project to find the cure for Mad Pheonix Disease, the government has ordered a moratorium on referenda, and armed police units patrol the roads late at night. Crime is a major problem, 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 3rd in Zarathustra and 1,669th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 822 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago

  • 2 days 13 hours ago: Valkenstein fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
  • 11 days ago: Valkenstein was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Capitalizt".
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, armed police units patrol the roads late at night.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, the government has ordered a moratorium on referenda.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, millions of Syns have been thrown into a project to find the cure for Mad Pheonix Disease.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, the people of Valkenstein are renowned for their nihilistic attitudes.
  • 35 days ago: Valkenstein was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • 35 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, the richest citizens live in sheltered private citadels.
  • 35 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, eight year-olds with lemonade stands have been known to be locked up on charges of embezzlement.

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