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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,363rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,483rdMost Secular: 4,718th
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Live and let live
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Valocke

Population2.055 billion

CapitalValbury
LeaderMayor Carneggie

CurrencyDollar
AnimalRhino

The Kingdom of Valocke is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Mayor Carneggie with an even hand, and notable for its public floggings, free-roaming dinosaurs, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working population of 2.055 billion Valockeans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valbury. The average income tax rate is 66.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Valockean economy, worth 242 trillion Dollars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 117,793 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Increasing numbers of children in Valocke have different eye and hair color to their supposed fathers, costumed characters wearing Maxtopian Grass leaves remind citizens that the government now sells the green stuff, Michelin-star chefs are being called on to prepare menus for six-year-olds, and unpopular cops are fired at a moment's notice by the citizens they police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valocke's national animal is the Rhino, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Valocke is ranked 11,126th in the world and 248th in the West Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 89.57 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,363rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,483rdMost Secular: 4,718thMost Influential: 4,894thMost Inclusive: 6,460thBest Weather: 7,265thHealthiest Citizens: 7,336thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,438thNicest Citizens: 7,522ndLongest Average Lifespans: 9,131stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,254thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,628thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,052ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,107thMost Developed: 11,126thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,786thMost Cultured: 11,927thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 12,848thMost Efficient Economies: 13,211thMost Pacifist: 13,265thSmartest Citizens: 14,596thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,894thLowest Crime Rates: 17,917thLargest Retail Industry: 18,051stMost Subsidized Industry: 18,150thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,171stLargest Publishing Industry: 19,757thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,686thLargest Governments: 23,062ndHighest Average Incomes: 24,446th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 86th in the regionMost Secular: 126th in the regionMost Influential: 158th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 159th in the regionMost Inclusive: 161st in the regionBest Weather: 162nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 165th in the regionNicest Citizens: 168th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 169th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 197th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 226th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 231st in the regionMost Cultured: 236th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 243rd in the regionMost Developed: 248th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 248th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 253rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 268th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 280th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 302nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 314th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 317th in the regionMost Average: 347th in the regionRudest Citizens: 363rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 379th in the regionMost Pacifist: 387th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 394th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 400th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 449th in the regionLargest Governments: 455th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 462nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 469th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Valocke, unpopular cops are fired at a moment's notice by the citizens they police.
  • : Following new legislation in Valocke, Michelin-star chefs are being called on to prepare menus for six-year-olds.
  • : Valocke was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Valocke, costumed characters wearing Maxtopian Grass leaves remind citizens that the government now sells the green stuff.
  • : Following new legislation in Valocke, increasing numbers of children in Valocke have different eye and hair color to their supposed fathers.
  • : Valocke was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Valocke, interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBV Governor goes house hunting.
  • : Following new legislation in Valocke, recorded music can be rented but not bought from record companies.
  • : Following new legislation in Valocke, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts.
  • : Following new legislation in Valocke, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century.

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