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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 505th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 583rd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 663rd
The Most Serene Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Deo Vindice
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Valenair

Population3.988 billion

CapitalSt George
LeaderCaptain-Regent Pavao Halford XII
FaithValenairian Byzantine Catholic

CurrencyFlorin
AnimalDragon

The Most Serene Republic of Valenair is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Captain-Regent Pavao Halford XII with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, anti-smoking policies, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.988 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 957 trillion Florins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 240,162 Florins, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,515,741 per year while the poor average 15,931, a ratio of 95.1 to 1.

Homeless people can be found sleeping on streets in front of unoccupied second homes, there have been reports of people marrying housepets, burnt-out forty-foot-tall wicker men dot the countryside, and former polygamists always seem to have a huge number of visiting cousins. 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 Valenairian Byzantine Catholic.

Valenair is ranked 27,047th in the world and 1,500th in The North Pacific for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 4,335.98 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 505thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 583rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 663rdMost Influential: 784thLargest Retail Industry: 932ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,092ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,175thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,246thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,313thHighest Crime Rates: 1,358thMost Armed: 1,369thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,637thMost Avoided: 1,640thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,641stFattest Citizens: 1,651stRudest Citizens: 1,720thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,848thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,872ndTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,033rdLargest Insurance Industry: 2,055thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,272ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,914thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,724thLargest Mining Sector: 3,789thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,442ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,319thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,847thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,870thMost Pro-Market: 7,697thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,073rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,641stLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,715thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,104thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 12,147thMost Devout: 12,644thHighest Economic Output: 12,749thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,773rdMost Cultured: 15,596th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 28th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 35th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 38th in the regionMost Armed: 40th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 41st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 44th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 44th in the regionFattest Citizens: 45th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 46th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 47th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 50th in the regionMost Avoided: 50th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 59th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 64th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 68th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 87th in the regionRudest Citizens: 90th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 106th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 107th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 111th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 186th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 251st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 284th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 305th in the regionMost Influential: 309th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 332nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 339th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 363rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 364th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 372nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 430th in the regionMost Stationary: 474th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 482nd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 523rd in the regionMost Devout: 584th in the regionLargest Black Market: 598th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 629th in the regionMost Cultured: 768th in the regionLargest Populations: 790th in the regionNudest: 892nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 988th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Valenair, former polygamists always seem to have a huge number of visiting cousins.
  • : Valenair was reclassified from "Benevolent Dictatorship" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • : Following new legislation in Valenair, burnt-out forty-foot-tall wicker men dot the countryside.
  • : Valenair was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Benevolent Dictatorship".
  • : Valenair endorsed The Community of Siegsylvania.
  • : Valenair was endorsed by The Community of Siegsylvania.
  • : Valenair voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Communist Bloc".
  • : Valenair endorsed The Colony of Prickly Town.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenair, there have been reports of people marrying housepets.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenair, homeless people can be found sleeping on streets in front of unoccupied second homes.

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World Assembly

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