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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 492nd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 685th Most Influential: 751st
The Most Serene Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Deo Vindice
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.586 billion

CapitalSt George
LeaderCaptain-Regent Pavao Halford XII
FaithThe Valenairian Byzantine Catholics


The Most Serene Republic of Valenair is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Captain-Regent Pavao Halford XII with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, flagrant waste-dumping, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.586 billion Valenairians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of St George. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Valenairian economy, worth 837 trillion Florins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 233,632 Florins, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,284,660 per year while the poor average 21,568, a ratio of 59.6 to 1.

Chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom, oil rigs in winter are heated by contained oil slick fires, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, and literally voiceless people are unable to protest when food and water are denied to them. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Valenair's national animal is the Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Valenairian Byzantine Catholics.

Valenair is ranked 7,103rd in the world and 360th in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 438.59 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 492ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 685thMost Influential: 751stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 861stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 963rdLargest Retail Industry: 978thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,203rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,252ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,537thHighest Crime Rates: 1,559thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,560thMost Armed: 1,581stMost Avoided: 1,586thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,647thFattest Citizens: 1,798thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,885thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,993rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,111thRudest Citizens: 2,132ndLargest Gambling Industry: 2,307thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,362ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,102ndLargest Mining Sector: 3,629thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,053rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,853rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,404thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,103rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,568thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,591stMost Devout: 7,815thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,070thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,100thTop
Most Pro-Market: 10,193rdSmartest Citizens: 12,972ndHighest Economic Output: 14,185thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,451stMost Cultured: 17,409th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 18th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 26th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 31st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 38th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 41st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Armed: 43rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 44th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 45th in the regionMost Avoided: 49th in the regionFattest Citizens: 49th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 50th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 51st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 59th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 65th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 83rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 85th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 100th in the regionRudest Citizens: 102nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 111th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 116th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 207th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 283rd in the regionMost Influential: 293rd in the regionMost Devout: 311th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 311th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 347th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 352nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 359th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 360th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 401st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 453rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 485th in the regionMost Stationary: 502nd in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 528th in the regionLargest Black Market: 591st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 668th in the regionLargest Populations: 817th in the regionMost Cultured: 859th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 930th in the region

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