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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,269thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,645thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,655th
The Great Pacific Royal House of
Iron Fist Consumerists
L'Étoile du Nord
King Charles VII
Influence
Envoy
Secretary of Defence and Homeland Security
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Nord Valdr

Population9.388 billion

CapitalFort Duke
LeaderKing Charles VII

CurrencyValdr Dollar
AnimalCrowned Eagle

The Great Pacific Royal House of Nord Valdr is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King Charles VII with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, avowedly heterosexual populace, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.388 billion Nord Valdrians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort Duke. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 66.6%.

The all-consuming Nord Valdrian economy, worth a remarkable 1,695 trillion Valdr Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 180,629 Valdr Dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,120,974 per year while the poor average 12,521, a ratio of 89.5 to 1.

The nation has always been at war with Moltovea, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD, and lonely people are supposed to be cheered up by the many parties that they are never invited to. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nord Valdr's national animal is the Crowned Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Nord Valdr is ranked 10,581st in the world and 3rd in Emery for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 26.24 Bank.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,269thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,645thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,655thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,098thLargest Retail Industry: 4,642ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,569thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,704thLowest Crime Rates: 6,727thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,798thLargest Black Market: 8,475thHighest Average Incomes: 8,626thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,278thHighest Economic Output: 9,645thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,785thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,446thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,581stLargest Mining Sector: 10,597thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,823rdTop
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Largest Governments: 11,765thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,833rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,269thMost Secular: 12,817thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,727thMost Cultured: 15,986thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,217thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,519thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,739thMost Developed: 18,761stSmartest Citizens: 19,145thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,873rdLongest Average Lifespans: 22,338th
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Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the region

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