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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,347th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,480th Best Weather: 1,704th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
The Land of Eternal Grace
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Republic of Valkyrie Islands is a colossal, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service, national health service, and daily referendums. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 9.068 billion Valkyrians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Public Transport. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Falconsburg. The average income tax rate is 71.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Valkyrian economy, worth a remarkable 1,066 trillion Fés 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 mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 117,628 Fés, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor, and the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Valkyrie Islands' is a smash hit. Crime is totally unknown. Valkyrie Islands's national animal is the Valkyrian Goldenhorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Valkyrie Islands is ranked 69,933rd in the world and 2,674th in Balder for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 1,467.18 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,347thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,480thTop
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Best Weather: 1,704thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,751stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,226thMost Influential: 2,356thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,364thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,777thMost Cultured: 3,521stMost Developed: 3,725thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,853rdMost Pacifist: 4,110thNicest Citizens: 4,243rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,364thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,213thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,360thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,047thSmartest Citizens: 7,243rdTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 8,851stMost Efficient Economies: 9,751stHighest Economic Output: 10,001stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,213thMost Inclusive: 11,798thMost Devout: 12,168thMost Income Equality: 12,769thNudest: 16,109th
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Most Influential: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionBest Weather: 52nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 55th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 55th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 66th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 76th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 107th in the regionMost Cultured: 107th in the regionMost Developed: 108th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 144th in the regionNicest Citizens: 162nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 190th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 200th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 212th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 237th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 248th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 256th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 328th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 388th in the regionMost Income Equality: 391st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 397th in the regionMost Inclusive: 478th in the regionLargest Populations: 527th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 544th in the regionMost Devout: 546th in the region

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