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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 453rd Most Influential: 694th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 776th
The Most Serene Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Deo Vindice
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
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 even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.031 billion Valenairians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

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

The all-consuming Valenairian economy, worth 676 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 223,300 Florins, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,310,421 per year while the poor average 17,775, a ratio of 73.7 to 1.

Billions are being spent on a new island airport, the public transport system has been eliminated, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, and the impoverished sick hang around outside golf clubs to beg for funding for healthcare. 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 178,121st in the world and 9,784th in The North Pacific for Best Weather, with -282 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 453rdMost Influential: 694thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 776thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 885thLargest Retail Industry: 889thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,240thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,311thRudest Citizens: 1,423rdHighest Crime Rates: 1,535thMost Armed: 1,637thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,764thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,868thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,900thMost Avoided: 1,914thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,056thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,057thFattest Citizens: 2,182ndLargest Insurance Industry: 2,276thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,692ndLargest Gambling Industry: 3,149thHighest Average Incomes: 3,529thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,200thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,913thLargest Mining Sector: 5,117thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,706thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,243rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,414thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,913thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,003rdTop
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Most Pro-Market: 9,092ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,498thMost Devout: 10,363rdSmartest Citizens: 12,444thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,046thHighest Economic Output: 17,196th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 21st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 35th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 36th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 40th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 44th in the regionMost Armed: 45th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 46th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 51st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 54th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 54th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 56th in the regionMost Avoided: 56th in the regionRudest Citizens: 56th in the regionFattest Citizens: 60th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 63rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 81st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 84th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 88th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 116th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 125th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 130th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 202nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 273rd in the regionMost Influential: 278th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 283rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 340th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 341st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 364th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 384th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 390th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 420th in the regionMost Devout: 435th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 442nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 466th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 569th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 612th in the regionLargest Black Market: 634th in the regionLargest Populations: 912th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Valenair endorsed The Democratic Republic of Dannyton.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenair, the impoverished sick hang around outside golf clubs to beg for funding for healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenair, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenair, the public transport system has been eliminated.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenair, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenair, the government's suicide hotline now redirects callers to local tax lawyers.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenair, anniversaries of major historical events pass unnoticed.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenair, the Valenair Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenair, global anti-terrorist organisations strongly suspect Valenair of supplying extremist groups.
  • : Valenair endorsed The Stratocratic Winterland of Illusia and Neverendia.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 174 » Walter Jackson, Frances Francis the First of France, Yaorozu, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Arrivederci, Sunto, Notyoutopia, Bothia, Republic of Dixie, Unimaginable Doom, Novare Res, Yatzatz, HMS Unicorn, Hellstown, Bharathvarsh, Highton Islands, French Bananastan, Selfgradatude, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Vegetarian States, Kelvaros Prime, Great Bights Mum, Xentherida, SillyString, Avalon, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Holy Oranz, Sankami, Ceretis, Wisconsota, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Wineclaw, Reannia, SchoolHouse Rock, Siwale, Guslantis, Indereac Lanx, Kingdom of Space, Enosville, Kaschovia, Alice Gardens, Malta Comino Gozo, Vazali, Lord Ravenclaw, Apetopia, Southern Stroraia, Omicron Persei V111, Mercy Land, The Archer Republic, and 124 others.Lupus Imperium, Pallaith, Puczovska, Tharissus, Idealistically Kool, Pleroma Sans Romans, Lucedeia, PlanetPunk, Zokk, Kwaj, Helido, Tee Googly Coffee Me, Cadla, Aldion, Amerian States, The Akhara Islands, New Rivia, Dutchyland, General COE, Choistan, Noe-Classic Peoples, Vszeklina, The Sanada Clan, Friently, HoNg KoNg EmPiRe, Shin-Hachioji, South Grand Mountain, Wolf656, Diodone, ZimRobwe, Lamexanope, Anima Proxa, Coemgen, American MapleStory, Rylam, Beodarasc, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Necromonia, Forunte, Plembobria, Prevaland, Zemnaya Svoboda, Sheppey, Aenglaland, AdyLand, Montroyale, The Utopian Movement, Yaris, Buckerino, Ausmercia, Stareogratia, Horsley Land, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Che Sana Und, Palisede, Seven Hills, Cuyan, Vogonlandia, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, Aerilia, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Coppicia, Zedeya, Aldelaria, The Lancerian Empire, Tredano, Maestros haven, Lionia, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Pakistan 001, Territorio di Nessuno, Slaughterhouse Nine, Phillywob, Wodan, Corfad, Celebia, Thenaca, Blurds, WE Empire, Xinchao, Fawkenia, Cardistria, Ainsworth, Pria Xennes, Felhaven, Victoriaans Nederlands, Libotionia, New-El, United States of Panthalassa, Midds Conia, RedRunele, Legique, Minka Darykaan, GDL3, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, Ice and Tinian, Malvad, ABC, NatsukiLand, Sanjurika, Lungha, ThE eNd oF eE, Ozstan, Merconitonitopia, Dechire par la Guerre, Gospel Power, Saint Marks Island, Senatra, Astal Aavors, Acrabinnia, Socialist Cooperative Republics, Canada GR, Avornica, Bridgett, Aledonigystan, Unsophisticate, and Illusia and Neverendia.

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