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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:
Few

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Monkey Island

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The Eminent Domain of Ziggie Valencourt is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ziggie the Great with an iron fist, and notable for its conspicuous electricity pylons, anti-smoking policies, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 20.629 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.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ziggie City. The average income tax rate is 3.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ziggie Valencourtian economy, worth a remarkable 4,460 trillion flamingo droppings a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 216,240 flamingo droppings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

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 a capable police force. Ziggie Valencourt's national animal is the flaming flamingo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ziggie Valencourt is ranked 49th in Monkey Island and 110,817th in the world for Most Devout, scoring -74 on the Paradise-Perdition Likelihood Rating.

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