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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,072ndMost Devout: 1,307thMost Armed: 1,385th
The Violet Vizier of
Moralistic Democracy
Timor mortis conturbat me
Influence
Apprentice
Chief Vizier
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Some

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Valerievna

Population4.88 billion

CapitalValerievna City
LeaderMiss Bad Life Choices
FaithLynxism

Currencycandy cane
Animalfish

The Violet Vizier of Valerievna is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Miss Bad Life Choices with an even hand, and remarkable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, compulsory vegetarianism, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 4.88 billion Peebbles are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Spirituality, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valerievna City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 42.4%.

The all-consuming Peebble economy, worth 790 trillion candy canes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 162,082 candy canes, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 917,368 per year while the poor average 14,030, a ratio of 65.4 to 1.

Road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves, children deemed 'disorderly' or otherwise unfit for public schools are shipped off to military academies, and visitors to Valerievna are microchipped and must be escorted by a Peebble soldier - even to the bathroom. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Valerievna's national animal is the fish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Lynxism.

Valerievna is ranked 73,666th in the world and 3,243rd in Osiris for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 42.44 Effective Tax Rate.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,072ndMost Devout: 1,307thMost Armed: 1,385thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,371stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,592ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,632ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,172ndMost Avoided: 3,635thHighest Crime Rates: 3,658thMost Influential: 3,776thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,837thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,873rdLargest Mining Sector: 3,929thMost Primitive: 4,037thLargest Black Market: 4,151stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,909thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,837thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,199thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,388thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,619thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,164thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 11,058thMost Ignorant Citizens: 12,472ndLargest Retail Industry: 14,217thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,223rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 31st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 40th in the regionMost Armed: 51st in the regionMost Devout: 70th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 116th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 148th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 171st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 193rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 202nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 209th in the regionMost Avoided: 209th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 210th in the regionMost Primitive: 211th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 211th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 224th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 291st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 345th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 346th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 368th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 394th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 414th in the regionMost Stationary: 532nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 534th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 541st in the regionRudest Citizens: 692nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 692nd in the region

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