by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 331stLargest Publishing Industry: 591stMost Cheerful Citizens: 612th
The Queendom of
Capitalist Paradise
Do What You're Told
Queen Yocasta
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population20.693 billion

CapitalGrand City
LeaderQueen Yocasta

AnimalGiant Spider

The Queendom of Vallermoore is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Yocasta with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, rampant corporate plagiarism, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 20.693 billion Vallermooreans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Law & Order, and Defense also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 73.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Vallermoorean economy, worth a remarkable 4,568 trillion Chingchings a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 220,788 Chingchings, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 696,733 per year while the poor average 53,457, a ratio of 13.0 to 1.

Exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated', party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance", eminent domain has been abolished, and arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vallermoore's national animal is the Giant Spider, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Megatronism.

Vallermoore is ranked 52,637th in the world and 1,626th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 3,711.55 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Rudest Citizens: 331stLargest Publishing Industry: 591stMost Cheerful Citizens: 612thMost Avoided: 1,394thHighest Economic Output: 2,177thTop
Largest Black Market: 2,420thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,554thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,191stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,563rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,573rdMost Cultured: 3,723rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,423rdSmartest Citizens: 4,769thHighest Average Incomes: 4,798thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,312thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,673rdMost Rebellious Youth: 5,981stMost Devout: 6,018thLargest Populations: 6,053rdMost Developed: 6,063rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,710thMost Armed: 7,086thLargest Retail Industry: 7,954thLargest Governments: 8,113thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,246thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,531stLowest Crime Rates: 8,546thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,691stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,950thMost Efficient Economies: 11,207thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,191stMost Subsidized Industry: 15,112thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,910thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,699thMost Influential: 20,106thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,239th
Largest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Avoided: 44th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 61st in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 66th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 67th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 85th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 89th in the regionMost Cultured: 95th in the regionLargest Populations: 100th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 123rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 126th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 128th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 135th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 137th in the regionMost Developed: 137th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 146th in the regionMost Devout: 163rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 183rd in the regionLargest Governments: 188th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 192nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 202nd in the regionMost Armed: 207th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 211th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 216th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 233rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 264th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 333rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 346th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 431st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 443rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 454th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 517th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 550th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 554th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 584th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 606th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vallermoore's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Vallermoore relocated from Union of Royalists to The Rejected Realms.
  • : Vallermoore was ejected and banned from Union of Royalists by The Princedom of Heffburg.
  • : Vallermoore was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Vallermoore, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct.
  • : Following new legislation in Vallermoore, eminent domain has been abolished.
  • : Vallermoore was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in Vallermoore, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance".
  • : Following new legislation in Vallermoore, exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated'.
  • : Following new legislation in Vallermoore, priests are being drafted by the church load.


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