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The Republic of Valkyrie Islands

“Pax Valkyria”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific

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The Republic of Valkyrie Islands is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by a fair government with a fair hand, and renowned for its restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, intelligent population of 6.941 billion Valkyrie Islandsians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Public Transport. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Falconsburg. The average income tax rate is 42%, but much higher for the wealthy. A nonexistent private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Extreme political groups are outlawed, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, and the government is spending billions of taxpayer Crests to support the Book Publishing industry. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown. Valkyrie Islands's national animal is the Valkyrian Goldenhorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Crest.

Valkyrie Islands is ranked 131st in The North Pacific and 4,187th in the world for Most Cultured, scoring 62 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most Recent Government Activity: 42 days ago

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