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Most Influential: 625th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,057th Highest Poor Incomes: 2,903rd
The Grand Duchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
One and all
Nicolas III - HM The Grand Duke of Valdr
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Grand Duchy of Valdr is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Nicolas III - HM The Grand Duke of Valdr with an even hand, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, otherworldly petting zoo, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.972 billion Valdrians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Law & Order, and Environment also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nord Kruna. The average income tax rate is 70.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Valdrian economy, worth 580 trillion Valdr Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 195,430 Valdr Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nuclear physics is the most popular course at university, the carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills, there's never enough space in space, and a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valdr's national animal is the Snow Panthera, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Valdr is ranked 3,795th in the world and 185th in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 405.17 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Influential: 625thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,057thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,903rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,946thSafest: 3,484thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,795thMost Pacifist: 3,816thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,979thMost Developed: 4,075thHealthiest Citizens: 4,079thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,588thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,659thMost Cultured: 4,827thLowest Crime Rates: 4,931stMost Inclusive: 5,278thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,411thHighest Average Incomes: 5,437thSmartest Citizens: 5,456thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,643rdMost Efficient Economies: 7,570thBest Weather: 7,774thLargest Governments: 8,116thLargest Retail Industry: 8,118thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,181stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,717thNicest Citizens: 8,898thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,042ndTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 9,160thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,995thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,870thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,965thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,099thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,271stMost Subsidized Industry: 14,041stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,497th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 36th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 105th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 133rd in the regionSafest: 163rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 185th in the regionMost Pacifist: 186th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 186th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 190th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 192nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 206th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 208th in the regionMost Cultured: 210th in the regionMost Developed: 211th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 234th in the regionMost Influential: 242nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 243rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 259th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 285th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 301st in the regionMost Inclusive: 303rd in the regionLargest Governments: 317th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 385th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 388th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 404th in the regionBest Weather: 406th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 467th in the regionNicest Citizens: 480th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 483rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 490th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 492nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 494th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 510th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 510th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 520th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 521st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 613th in the regionMost Stationary: 618th in the regionLargest Populations: 954th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Valdr was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Valdr was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Valdr was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Valdr was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Valdr was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Valdr was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Valdr's influence in The North Pacific fell from "Squire" to "Page".
  • : Valdr was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Valdr was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from The Democratic Republic of Upper West Side Soweto, curing 40 million infected.
  • : Valdr was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.


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