|Leader||President Xavier Colón|
The Congressional Republic of Puerto Valiante is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Xavier Colón with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.123 billion Puerto Valianteans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vernados. The average income tax rate is 82.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The Puerto Valiantean economy, worth 64.9 trillion credits a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 57,821 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug, government buildings are being cleansed of anything that might have racist connotations, and reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Puerto Valiante's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Puerto Valiante was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Liberentis.
- : Following new legislation in Puerto Valiante, reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news.
- : Following new legislation in Puerto Valiante, government buildings are being cleansed of anything that might have racist connotations.
- : Following new legislation in Puerto Valiante, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug.
- : Following new legislation in Puerto Valiante, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
- : Following new legislation in Puerto Valiante, Violetist maidens who fall for an outsider must leave their violet light districts in shame.
- : Following new legislation in Puerto Valiante, politicians accost strangers in the street to ask their problems.
- : Following new legislation in Puerto Valiante, crossbow bolts fill the skies if so much as a sparrow flies overhead.
- : Puerto Valiante was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
- : Following new legislation in Puerto Valiante, students at universities think exercise bikes are pieces of abstract art.
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