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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 500thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,078thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,080th
The Free Cities of
Capitalist Paradise
Aut Consiliis Aut Ense! / By Counsel or By Sword!
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Valehart

Population4.212 billion

CapitalConcord
LeaderChancellor Vanessa Vance

CurrencyEuro-Cryptocredit
AnimalRed-Tailed Hawk

The Free Cities of Valehart is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Chancellor Vanessa Vance with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 4.212 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 653 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 155,210 Euro-Cryptocredits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,403,301 per year while the poor average 2,057, a ratio of 682 to 1.

It is often said that only Chancellor Vanessa Vance could bring down Dàguó, global anti-terrorist organisations strongly suspect Valehart of supplying extremist groups, for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs, and the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place. 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 2,674th in the world and 2nd in Etherea for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 151.7 on the Hayek Index.

Top
1%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 500thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,078thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,080thFattest Citizens: 2,122ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,221stHighest Crime Rates: 2,241stTop
5%
Largest Retail Industry: 2,315thRudest Citizens: 2,557thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,674thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,825thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,989thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,129thMost Avoided: 3,573rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,009thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,699thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,617thMost Armed: 7,060thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,232ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,719thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,313thTop
10%
Most Efficient Economies: 11,638thHighest Average Incomes: 12,569thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,656thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,731stMost Pro-Market: 17,853rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,562ndMost Secular: 19,168thHighest Drug Use: 19,839thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,744th
Top
10%
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Valehart's influence in Etherea fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Valehart was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Valehart's influence in Etherea rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Valehart was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Valehart was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Valehart's influence in Etherea rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Following new legislation in Valehart, the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place.
  • : Valehart changed its national nation type to "Free Cities".
  • : Valehart's influence in Etherea fell from "Powerbroker" to "Enforcer".
  • : Valehart was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Fattest Citizens.

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