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Most Developed: 40thLongest Average Lifespans: 48thHealthiest Citizens: 59th
The Valkyrian Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Peace, Freedom, and Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population22.387 billion

LeaderJarlskona Kate Murphy

CurrencyValkyrian vekt
Animalblue jay

The Valkyrian Republic of Qvait is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Jarlskona Kate Murphy with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, unlimited-speed roads, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 22.387 billion Valkyrians 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 enormous, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ravneby. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Valkyrian economy, worth a remarkable 8,017 trillion Valkyrian vekts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 358,116 Valkyrian vekts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Saying "don't do anything that Jarlskona Kate Murphy wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal, the standardised national curriculum requires that all-male classes be taught why they have periods, the national anthem is a rather effective sleeping aid, and court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Qvait's national animal is the blue jay, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Valrissi.

Qvait is ranked 64,796th in the world and 2,387th in the South Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 27.36 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Developed: 40thLongest Average Lifespans: 48thHealthiest Citizens: 59thMost Pacifist: 82ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 84thLowest Crime Rates: 98thSafest: 98thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 103rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 107thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 114thLargest Welfare Programs: 115thMost Inclusive: 116thMost Compassionate Citizens: 117thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 122ndBest Weather: 128thMost Advanced Public Education: 128thLargest Governments: 132ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 136thNicest Citizens: 144thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 150thMost Beautiful Environments: 156thHighest Food Quality: 168thSmartest Citizens: 218thMost Efficient Economies: 303rdHighest Poor Incomes: 348thLeast Corrupt Governments: 479thMost Subsidized Industry: 516thMost Cheerful Citizens: 567thMost Scientifically Advanced: 569thMost Cultured: 747thHighest Economic Output: 1,009thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,273rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,321stHighest Average Incomes: 1,376thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,243rdTop
Most Secular: 4,559thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,847thMost Influential: 7,119thLargest Populations: 7,174thMost Patriotic: 11,235thNudest: 11,289thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,387thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 15,532ndMost Income Equality: 16,360th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 44th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 55th in the regionLargest Populations: 60th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 86th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 126th in the regionMost Secular: 143rd in the regionNudest: 223rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 255th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 307th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 650th in the regionMost Income Equality: 841st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 905th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 990th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,125th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Qvait was endorsed by The Federation of Beblahbleblo.
  • : Qvait voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Access to Scientific Knowledge"".
  • : Qvait voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Topid"".
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, the national anthem is a rather effective sleeping aid.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, the standardised national curriculum requires that all-male classes be taught why they have periods.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, saying "don't do anything that Jarlskona Kate Murphy wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal.
  • : Qvait was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Qvait applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, government ministers are regularly seen in the streets confessing their sins and hammering missiles into plow-shares.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 1 » Beblahbleblo.