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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,285thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,756thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,250th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Long Live the Republic!
Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Valdez Islands

Population6.13 billion

CapitalPuerto Valdes
LeaderFerdinand Ortiz

CurrencyValdezian Peso
AnimalRua

The Republic of Valdez Islands is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Ferdinand Ortiz with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and vat-grown people. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.13 billion Valdezians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Puerto Valdes. The average income tax rate is 89.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Valdezian economy, worth 802 trillion Valdezian Pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 130,852 Valdezian Pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, cheese lovers have a case of the bleus, immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs, and anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper. Crime is totally unknown. Valdez Islands's national animal is the Rua, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Valdez Islands is ranked 8,918th in the world and 5th in Regionless for Smartest Citizens, with 98.55 quips per hour.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,285thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,756thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,250thMost Inclusive: 5,410thNicest Citizens: 5,868thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,768thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,938thMost Developed: 7,151stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,588thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,843rdHighest Food Quality: 8,366thMost Secular: 8,497thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,530thSmartest Citizens: 8,918thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,350thHealthiest Citizens: 9,452ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,978thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,076thMost Pacifist: 10,089thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,208thBest Weather: 10,639thLargest Governments: 12,639thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,622ndLargest Welfare Programs: 14,518thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,711thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,376thLowest Crime Rates: 19,260thSafest: 20,222ndMost Efficient Economies: 20,311thMost Income Equality: 21,071stHighest Average Incomes: 21,730thMost Cultured: 22,719thMost Valuable International Artwork: 26,405th
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Nicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Valdez Islands, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.
  • : Following new legislation in Valdez Islands, immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs.
  • : Following new legislation in Valdez Islands, cheese lovers have a case of the bleus.
  • : Following new legislation in Valdez Islands, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines.
  • : Following new legislation in Valdez Islands, the aims of top-secret Valdezian science projects revolve around designing the perfect robot woman.
  • : Valdez Islands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Valdez Islands, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience.
  • : Following new legislation in Valdez Islands, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy.
  • : Following new legislation in Valdez Islands, shaken martini sales have soared in nations surrounding Valdez Islands.
  • : Following new legislation in Valdez Islands, the countryside is shrouded by wind farms.

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