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The Eminent Domain of Ziggie Valencourt

“All Hail the great and powerful Ziggie from Nantucket”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Monkey Island

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The Eminent Domain of Ziggie Valencourt is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Ziggie the Great with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 19.603 billion Ziggie Valencourtians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

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 75%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Information Technology and Uranium Mining.

The government has been kicking out foreign corporations in a bid to grow enough food for the populace, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss, some members of Parliament are illiterate, and the military is blowing up any threat to employment within the nation. 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, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the flamingo dropping.

Ziggie Valencourt is ranked 10th in Monkey Island and 11,746th in the world for Most Cultured, scoring 26 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 13 hours ago

  • 1 day 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ziggie Valencourt, the military is blowing up any threat to employment within the nation.
  • 1 day 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Ziggie Valencourt, some members of Parliament are illiterate.
  • 5 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was endorsed by The Star Empire of Ainocra.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Ziggie Valencourt, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Ziggie Valencourt, the government has been kicking out foreign corporations in a bid to grow enough food for the populace.
  • 9 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Retail Industry (last census: Top 10%).
  • 16 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Mining Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 18 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 5%).
  • 18 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fastest-Growing Economies.
  • 20 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry.

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