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Most Inclusive: 64th Most Developed: 100th Most Pacifist: 114th
The Herrlich Wunderschön S-Staat of
Left-wing Utopia
Smile, ya schmuck !
Valkyrie General Valentijn Vrij Samantha
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Valentine Z

Population6.329 billion

CapitalThe Gloriously Re-Built Aoutpine Yangon
LeaderValkyrie General Valentijn Vrij Samantha
FaithTheravada Buddhism Among Many Others

CurrencyUniversal and Reliable Valentian Credit
AnimalVery Big Katten en Kittens van de Wereld

The Herrlich Wunderschön S-Staat of Valentine Z is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Valkyrie General Valentijn Vrij Samantha with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, complete lack of prisons, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 6.329 billion Valentians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Gloriously Re-Built Aoutpine Yangon. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Valentian economy, worth a remarkable 1,844 trillion Universal and Reliable Valentian Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 291,451 Universal and Reliable Valentian Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate, government policy is dictated by Theravada Buddhism Among Many Others, and children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valentine Z's national animal is the Very Big Katten en Kittens van de Wereld, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Theravada Buddhism Among Many Others.

Valentine Z is ranked 5,646th in the world and 28th in Forest for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Inclusive: 64thMost Developed: 100thMost Pacifist: 114thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 123rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 124thLongest Average Lifespans: 138thNicest Citizens: 150thMost Beautiful Environments: 167thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 185thMost Advanced Public Education: 186thMost Subsidized Industry: 187thHighest Average Tax Rates: 205thLowest Crime Rates: 243rdLargest Welfare Programs: 253rdLargest Governments: 263rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 281stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 284thHighest Poor Incomes: 286thMost Advanced Public Transport: 311thSmartest Citizens: 338thBest Weather: 352ndSafest: 371stMost Cultured: 373rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 521stMost Cheerful Citizens: 560thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 729thHealthiest Citizens: 1,245thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,280thHighest Average Incomes: 1,633rdTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,046thMost Devout: 2,065thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,589thMost Efficient Economies: 5,646thHighest Economic Output: 5,973rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,827thMost Income Equality: 7,892nd
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionBest Weather: 16th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 28th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 28th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 30th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 38th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Valentine Z lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Valentine Z, children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants.
  • : Following new legislation in Valentine Z, government policy is dictated by Theravada Buddhism Among Many Others.
  • : Following new legislation in Valentine Z, fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate.
  • : Valentine Z altered its national flag.
  • : Valentine Z altered its national flag.
  • : Valentine Z altered its national flag.
  • : Valentine Z changed its national motto to "Smile, ya schmuck !".
  • : Valentine Z altered its national flag.
  • : Valentine Z altered its national flag.

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