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The Commonwealth of Valkenstein

“Af ehn, Magyr”

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

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Zarathustra

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The Commonwealth of Valkenstein is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 8.183 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 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 Book Publishing.

Much of Valkenstein's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, birth rates have hit an all-time low, and only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations. 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 2nd in Zarathustra and 14,180th in the world for Safest, scoring 260.6 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 14 hours ago

  • 12 hours ago: Valkenstein fell out of the regional Top 10% for Safest.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, much of Valkenstein's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • 3 days 12 hours ago: Valkenstein fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • 6 days ago: Valkenstein fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Cultured.
  • 8 days ago: Valkenstein's influence in Zarathustra rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • 11 days ago: Valkenstein was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates (last census: Top 1%).
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Valkenstein, private business has started paving paradises and putting up parking lots.

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