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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 139thMost Influential: 4,775thMost Secular: 4,802nd
The Dictatorship of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
With an Iron Will
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Some

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Valkerus

Population3.202 billion

Currencycrown
Animalhawk

The Dictatorship of Valkerus is a massive, cultured nation, notable for its frequent executions, complete absence of social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.202 billion Valkerusians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 62.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Valkerusian economy, worth 175 trillion crowns a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports. Average income is 54,680 crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality, Valkerusian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons, and scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valkerus's national animal is the hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Valkerus is ranked 169,718th in the world and 7,835th in The East Pacific for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 66.9 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 139thTop
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Most Influential: 4,775thMost Secular: 4,802ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,038thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,881stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 16,316th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 159th in the regionMost Influential: 389th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 390th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 433rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 448th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 538th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 737th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 762nd in the regionBest Weather: 841st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 859th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 910th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 923rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 937th in the regionLargest Populations: 1,001st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1,024th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,074th in the region

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