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Largest Insurance Industry: 330thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 490thLargest Mining Sector: 523rd
The Corporate Conglomerate of
Corporate Police State
The Gear of Progress crushes the sloth and the layabout
Hunteth Veredon
Influence
Handshaker
Imperial Offices | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Valerox

Population12.331 billion

CapitalSilith
LeaderHunteth Veredon
FaithThe Gearian Faith

CurrencyMerit
AnimalMeal Inc InfiniCow

The Corporate Conglomerate of Valerox is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Hunteth Veredon with an iron fist, and notable for its digital currency, compulsory military service, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.331 billion Valeroxians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Silith. The average income tax rate is 72.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Valeroxian economy, worth a remarkable 4,785 trillion Merits a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 388,048 Merits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Reddish-brown is the new black, after every storm there's an expensive government-funded rainbow, Valerox is increasingly belligerent on the international stage, and the unofficial motto of the nation's intelligence agency is "in Bont we trust". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Valerox's national animal is the Meal Inc InfiniCow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Gearian Faith.

Valerox is ranked 1,243rd in the world and 20th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 27,110.5 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 330thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 490thLargest Mining Sector: 523rdLargest Black Market: 529thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 649thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 749thMost Corrupt Governments: 773rdHighest Average Incomes: 913thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,041stMost Avoided: 1,042ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,234thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,243rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,265thFattest Citizens: 1,453rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,586thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,688thLargest Retail Industry: 1,734thMost Influential: 1,910thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,182ndHighest Economic Output: 2,286thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 3,010thMost Efficient Economies: 3,279thMost Devout: 3,295thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,347thMost Patriotic: 3,745thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,136thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,426thLargest Governments: 4,765thRudest Citizens: 5,014thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,253rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,256thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,550thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,377thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,907thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,864thLowest Crime Rates: 9,186thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,617thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,064thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,621stMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,600thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,763rd
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 23rd in the region

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