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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 493rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,063rdLargest Gambling Industry: 2,065th
The Federal Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Aut Consiliis Aut Ense! / By Counsel or By Sword!
Influence
Enforcer
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Valehart

Population4.019 billion

CapitalConcord
LeaderChancellor Vanessa Vance

CurrencyEuro-Cryptocredit
AnimalRed-Tailed Hawk

The Federal Republic of Valehart is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Chancellor Vanessa Vance with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 4.019 billion Valehartines are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Concord. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Valehartine economy, worth 621 trillion Euro-Cryptocredits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 154,707 Euro-Cryptocredits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,398,753 per year while the poor average 2,051, a ratio of 682 to 1.

The regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, it is often said that only Chancellor Vanessa Vance could bring down Dàguó, global anti-terrorist organisations strongly suspect Valehart of supplying extremist groups, and for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Valehart's national animal is the Red-Tailed Hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Valehart is ranked 2,506th in the world and 2nd in Etherea for Rudest Citizens, with 199.82 Insults Per Minute.

Top
1%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 493rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,063rdLargest Gambling Industry: 2,065thFattest Citizens: 2,146thTop
5%
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,234thLargest Retail Industry: 2,278thHighest Crime Rates: 2,300thRudest Citizens: 2,506thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,762ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,766thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,039thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,115thMost Avoided: 3,562ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,909thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,651stMost Corrupt Governments: 6,657thMost Armed: 7,774thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,189thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,082ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,789thTop
10%
Most Efficient Economies: 11,458thHighest Average Incomes: 12,499thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,449thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,449thMost Pro-Market: 16,911thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,029thMost Secular: 18,920thHighest Drug Use: 19,106thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,914th
Top
10%
Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Valehart's influence in Etherea fell from "Powerbroker" to "Enforcer".
  • : Valehart was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Valehart, for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs.
  • : Following new legislation in Valehart, global anti-terrorist organisations strongly suspect Valehart of supplying extremist groups.
  • : Following new legislation in Valehart, it is often said that only Chancellor Vanessa Vance could bring down Dàguó.
  • : Following new legislation in Valehart, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.
  • : Following new legislation in Valehart, being nicknamed "Orange Face" has done Chancellor Vanessa Vance's credibility no favours.
  • : Valehart's influence in Etherea rose from "Enforcer" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Valehart was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Valehart was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector and Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.

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