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Most Inclusive: 38th Most Pacifist: 71st Most Developed: 85th
The Meowvelously Purrfect Utopia of
Left-wing Utopia
I want to go home, dammit! Yes, it's RL Me speaking!
Valentijn De Sierlijke Valkyrie Samantha
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Valentine Z

Population7.427 billion

CapitalThe Gloriously Re-Built Aoutpine Yangon
LeaderValentijn De Sierlijke Valkyrie Samantha
FaithTheravada Buddhism Among Many Others

CurrencyUniversal and Reliable Valentian Credit
AnimalVery Big Katten Monsters van de Wereld

The Meowvelously Purrfect Utopia of Valentine Z is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Valentijn De Sierlijke Valkyrie Samantha with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 7.427 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, with Environment, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense isn't funded at all. 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 2,331 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 313,972 Universal and Reliable Valentian Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's never a spare chair in the retirement home, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", and Valentian watches list strained wrists as a common side effect. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valentine Z's national animal is the Very Big Katten Monsters 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 176,020th in the world and 5,791st in Osiris for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring -35.07 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Most Inclusive: 38thMost Pacifist: 71stMost Developed: 85thMost Compassionate Citizens: 86thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 97thNicest Citizens: 105thLongest Average Lifespans: 108thMost Beautiful Environments: 137thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 137thMost Advanced Public Education: 141stHighest Average Tax Rates: 146thMost Subsidized Industry: 163rdLowest Crime Rates: 184thLargest Governments: 193rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 194thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 210thLargest Welfare Programs: 216thHighest Poor Incomes: 237thBest Weather: 251stMost Advanced Public Transport: 252ndSmartest Citizens: 261stSafest: 278thMost Cultured: 313thMost Cheerful Citizens: 377thMost Scientifically Advanced: 440thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 466thHealthiest Citizens: 849thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,133rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,317thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,893rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,146thMost Devout: 2,200thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,292ndHighest Economic Output: 4,766thMost Efficient Economies: 5,446thMost Income Equality: 6,672ndTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 16,487th
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Most Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 34th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 50th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 51st in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 84th in the regionMost Devout: 104th in the regionMost Income Equality: 133rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 161st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 175th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 270th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 470th in the regionMost Politically Free: 572nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Valentine Z, Valentian watches list strained wrists as a common side effect.
  • : Valentine Z lodged a message on the Osiris Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Valentine Z, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • : Following new legislation in Valentine Z, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets.
  • : Valentine Z lodged a message on the Osiris Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Valentine Z, there's never a spare chair in the retirement home.
  • : Following new legislation in Valentine Z, the average commuter spends four hours a day driving to and from work.
  • : Valentine Z lodged a message on the Osiris Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Valentine Z, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries.
  • : Following new legislation in Valentine Z, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets.

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