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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 449th Most Influential: 762nd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 863rd
The Most Serene Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Deo Vindice
Influence
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Most Serene Republic of Valenair is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Captain-Regent Pavao Halford XII with an iron fist, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, anti-smoking policies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.688 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 Defense, Education, and Industry. 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 580 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, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 216,015 Florins, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,286,480 per year while the poor average 16,598, a ratio of 77.5 to 1.

The national sporting identity is represented by a talking burger and a singing smartphone, weighted heels are added to military boots to ensure diminutive celebrities meet minimum requirements, Dogman-branded weapons are all the rage in the militaristic comic-book community, and a stocking with a crooked seam or a tie without a full Windsor knot are grounds for instant dismissal. Crime is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. 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 1,104th in the world and 50th in The North Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 22,791.26 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 449thMost Influential: 762ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 863rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 914thLargest Retail Industry: 1,104thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,234thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,424thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,624thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,708thHighest Crime Rates: 1,871stRudest Citizens: 1,911thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,013thMost Armed: 2,099thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,105thMost Avoided: 2,124thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,237thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,482ndFattest Citizens: 2,819thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,999thHighest Average Incomes: 3,766thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,821stLargest Mining Sector: 4,457thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,812thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,158thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,528thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,097thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,143rdTop
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Most Pro-Market: 8,663rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,854thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,434thMost Devout: 9,652ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,236thSmartest Citizens: 14,202nd
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 25th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 31st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 39th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 40th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 50th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 51st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 52nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 52nd in the regionMost Armed: 59th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 60th in the regionMost Avoided: 62nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 69th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 75th in the regionFattest Citizens: 76th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 83rd in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 92nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 123rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 123rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 132nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 138th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 213th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 248th in the regionMost Influential: 271st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 307th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 316th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 349th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 370th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 374th in the regionMost Devout: 404th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 425th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 478th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 484th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 568th in the regionMost Stationary: 625th in the regionLargest Black Market: 640th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 710th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 171 » Walter Jackson, Frances Francis the First of France, Yaorozu, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Arrivederci, Sunto, Notyoutopia, Bothia, Republic of Dixie, Unimaginable Doom, Novare Res, Meritdom, Vantaria, Yatzatz, HMS Unicorn, Hellstown, Bharathvarsh, Elspeth and Samina, Highton Islands, French Bananastan, Selfgradatude, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Vegetarian States, Kelvaros Prime, Kerianthe, Pasargad, Great Bights Mum, Xentherida, Chinstralia, SillyString, Avalon, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Holy Oranz, Morrn, Sankami, Ceretis, Wisconsota, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Wineclaw, Reannia, SchoolHouse Rock, Siwale, Guslantis, Indereac Lanx, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Kingdom of Space, Enosville, Kaschovia, Alice Gardens, and 121 others.Malta Comino Gozo, Vazali, Lord Ravenclaw, Apetopia, Southern Stroraia, Omicron Persei V111, Mercy Land, The Archer Republic, Lupus Imperium, Pallaith, Puczovska, Tharissus, Idealistically Kool, Pleroma Sans Romans, Gnate, Lucedeia, PlanetPunk, Zokk, Kwaj, Helido, Tee Googly Coffee Me, Cadla, Aldion, Amerian States, The Akhara Islands, The FNBs, New Rivia, Dutchyland, General COE, Choistan, Noe-Classic Peoples, Vszeklina, The Sanada Clan, Friently, Hong Kong Empire, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, South Grand Mountain, Cleoskye, Wolf656, Diodone, ZimRobwe, Lamexanope, Anima Proxa, Coemgen, American MapleStory, Sanjurika, Rylam, Beodarasc, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Necromonia, Forunte, Marsh Castle, Plembobria, Prevaland, Zemnaya Svoboda, Sheppey, Aenglaland, AdyLand, Montroyale, Beowulfe, The Utopian Movement, Yaris, Buckerino, Ausmercia, Stareogratia, Clintonburge, Articune, Horsley Land, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Che Sana Und, Transhumanist Anarchical Union, Palisede, Seven Hills, Cuyan, Vogonlandia, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, Kahlistan, Aerilia, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Coppicia, Zedeya, Aldelaria, Zandir Antari, The Lancerian Empire, Tredano, Maestros haven, Lionia, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Pakistan 001, Territorio di Nessuno, Slaughterhouse Nine, Phillywob, Wodan, Corfad, Celebia, Thenaca, Rockym, Walist, Blurds, WE Empire, Xinchao, Fawkenia, Cardistria, Ainsworth, New Godastrada, Pria Xennes, Felhaven, Deropia, Sailence, Victoriaans Nederlands, The Holy Badass Empire, The Bastion Isles, Libotionia, New-El, United States of Panthalassa, and Midds Conia.

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