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The Eminent Domain of Ziggie Valencourt

“All Hail the great and powerful Ziggie from Nantucket”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Monkey Island

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The Eminent Domain of Ziggie Valencourt is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Ziggie the Great with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 20.122 billion Ziggie Valencourtians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ziggie City. The average income tax rate is 77%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Uranium Mining and Information Technology.

Foreigners with shady pasts are fleeing the country, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas, the internet has been placed under government control, and the government is seen as openly hostile to all religion. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ziggie Valencourt's national animal is the flaming flamingo, and its currency is the flamingo dropping.

Ziggie Valencourt is ranked 29th in Monkey Island and 37,860th in the world for Highest Drug Use, scoring 78 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 days ago

  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 10%).
  • 2 days 21 hours ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: Top 10%).
  • 3 days 21 hours ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most World Assembly Endorsements (last census: Top 5%).
  • 9 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Ziggie Valencourt, the government is seen as openly hostile to all religion.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Ziggie Valencourt, the internet has been placed under government control.
  • 15 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • 16 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 5%).
  • 17 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments.

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