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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,442nd Largest Welfare Programs: 1,704th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,757th
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Population5.921 billion

CapitalMartr÷­ Tungli­
LeaderTimotei Blˇ­hnÝf Ottosson

CurrencyValgoran Krˇna
AnimalValgoran Wolf

The Derpy Technocratic Democracy of Valgora is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Timotei Blˇ­hnÝf Ottosson with a fair hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.921 billion Valgorans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Martr÷­ Tungli­. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Valgoran economy, worth a remarkable 1,094 trillion Valgoran Krˇnas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 184,860 Valgoran Krˇnas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nations that kill a Valgoran can expect a strongly worded letter, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, and the derisively named "Morlocks of Moria" futilely demand time in the sun. Crime is totally unknown. Valgora's national animal is the Valgoran Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Troklakhi.

Valgora is ranked 1,704th in the world and 71st in Balder for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 9,805.66 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,442ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,704thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,757thMost Inclusive: 1,922ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,062ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,149thLargest Governments: 2,568thHighest Drug Use: 2,705thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,817thMost Developed: 2,979thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,005thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,305thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,679thSmartest Citizens: 3,874thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,088thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,142ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,340thMost Cultured: 4,547thRudest Citizens: 5,254thMost Efficient Economies: 5,992ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,121stLargest Publishing Industry: 6,279thHighest Average Incomes: 7,193rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,248thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,356thNudest: 7,426thHealthiest Citizens: 8,582ndTop
Most Secular: 9,635thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9,657thMost Politically Free: 10,204thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,615thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,106thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,735thHighest Economic Output: 12,519thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,070th
Highest Drug Use: 32nd in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 65th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 71st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 75th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 87th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 92nd in the regionMost Developed: 106th in the regionLargest Governments: 107th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 122nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 124th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 142nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 150th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 166th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 167th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 169th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 180th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 206th in the regionMost Politically Free: 206th in the regionMost Cultured: 207th in the regionRudest Citizens: 212th in the regionNudest: 281st in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 304th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 310th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 322nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 329th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 331st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 338th in the regionMost Secular: 436th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 477th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 546th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 560th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 567th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Valgora's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Valgora's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Valgora's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Valgora's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Valgora was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs and Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Valgora was refounded in Balder.
  • : Valgora ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Valgora was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Valgora was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Valgora, the derisively named "Morlocks of Moria" futilely demand time in the sun.


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