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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,565thMost Influential: 1,958thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,012th
The Princely Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Für die Umwelt und vaterland
Bergmeister Freidrik
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Superb

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Valdutz

Population1.961 billion

CapitalSchaan
LeaderBergmeister Freidrik
FaithPluralism

CurrencyValdutz Mark
Animaloctopus

The Princely Republic of Valdutz is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Bergmeister Freidrik with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.961 billion Valdutzers 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Schaan. The average income tax rate is 80.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Valdutzian economy, worth 170 trillion Valdutz Marks a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 87,191 Valdutz Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Weekly religious services often resemble campaign rallies, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave, and a rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valdutz's national animal is the octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Pluralism.

Valdutz is ranked 13,856th in the world and 454th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 9,155.51 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,565thMost Influential: 1,958thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 4,012thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,195thNicest Citizens: 6,597thMost Pacifist: 6,929thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,224thMost Inclusive: 8,103rdBest Weather: 8,591stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,669thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,090thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,568thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,804thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,242ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,753rdTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 13,033rdMost Advanced Public Education: 13,856thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,656thSmartest Citizens: 14,746thMost Cultured: 14,819thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,491stLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,095thMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,100thLowest Crime Rates: 17,272ndLargest Publishing Industry: 18,179thMost Secular: 20,054thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,454thMost Income Equality: 21,382ndSafest: 22,082ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,701stLargest Governments: 22,760th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 120th in the regionMost Influential: 206th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 218th in the regionNicest Citizens: 229th in the regionMost Pacifist: 246th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 246th in the regionBest Weather: 274th in the regionMost Inclusive: 281st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 287th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 314th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 327th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 334th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 334th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 348th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 355th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 368th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 418th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 434th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 454th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 458th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 470th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 492nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 500th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 522nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 546th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 656th in the regionLargest Governments: 672nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 678th in the regionMost Secular: 686th in the regionSafest: 774th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Valdutz, a rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows.
  • : Following new legislation in Valdutz, unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Valdutz, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Valdutz, weekly religious services often resemble campaign rallies.
  • : Following new legislation in Valdutz, trust-fund babies line up for places in community college.
  • : Following new legislation in Valdutz, the newest shade developed by Valdutz's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange'.
  • : Following new legislation in Valdutz, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance".
  • : Valdutz changed its national nation type to "Princely Republic".
  • : Following new legislation in Valdutz, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • : Valdutz was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.

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World Assembly

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