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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:
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 anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 19.908 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.

Government officials across Ziggie Valencourt are being "encouraged" to adopt flaming flamingoes to set an example for the populace, the government's official position on invasive species is 'who cares?', streaming video is considered to be a myth by most citizens, and citizens select which government department gets their income tax flamingo droppings each year. 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 13,316th in the world for Smartest Citizens, scoring 25 on the Average Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 14 days ago

  • 2 days 16 hours ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Agricultural Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 5 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 13 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry (last census: Top 10%).
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Ziggie Valencourt, citizens select which government department gets their income tax flamingo droppings each year.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Ziggie Valencourt, streaming video is considered to be a myth by most citizens.
  • 14 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt lodged a message on the Monkey Island Regional Message Board.
  • 14 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Safest.
  • 16 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 10%).
  • 17 days ago: Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Ziggie Valencourt, the government's official position on invasive species is 'who cares?'.

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