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Valrem

Population16.77 billion

CapitalExcelsior City
LeaderCole Relander

Currencynote
Animalwolf

The Dominion of Valrem is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Cole Relander with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 16.77 billion Valremians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Excelsior City. The average income tax rate is 87.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Valremian economy, worth a remarkable 2,814 trillion notes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 167,856 notes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, Cole Relander's Twitcher account is typically used to share wolf memes rather than government policy, and restaurant owners fear visits from government officials more than the actual food critics. Crime is totally unknown. Valrem's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Valrem is ranked 52,790th in the world and 344th in Europe for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 2,276.79 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 86thLargest Publishing Industry: 413thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 730thMost Stationary: 1,164thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,182ndSmartest Citizens: 1,205thMost Developed: 1,236thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,301stMost Pacifist: 1,349thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,349thMost Cultured: 1,444thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,502ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,585thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,050thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,227thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,456thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,592ndLargest Welfare Programs: 2,869thHighest Economic Output: 2,919thNicest Citizens: 3,159thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,426thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,531stSafest: 3,683rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,482ndLargest Populations: 5,782ndLargest Governments: 6,095thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,618thMost Inclusive: 7,759thLowest Crime Rates: 8,103rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,157thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 8,704thHighest Average Incomes: 8,720thMost Politically Free: 8,754thHighest Drug Use: 8,848thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,017thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,868thHealthiest Citizens: 10,866thNudest: 11,146thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,098thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,101stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,128th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 21st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionMost Pacifist: 28th in the regionLargest Populations: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 32nd in the regionMost Developed: 35th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 35th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Cultured: 36th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 36th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 40th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 42nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 49th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 49th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 54th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 54th in the regionNicest Citizens: 54th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 54th in the regionSafest: 55th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 63rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 68th in the regionNudest: 70th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 74th in the regionLargest Governments: 78th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 95th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 104th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 106th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 107th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 113th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Valrem, restaurant owners fear visits from government officials more than the actual food critics.
  • : Following new legislation in Valrem, Cole Relander's Twitcher account is typically used to share wolf memes rather than government policy.
  • : Valrem was endorsed by The Republic of Northern Corellia.
  • : Valrem was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Valrem, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Valrem, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent.
  • : Following new legislation in Valrem, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner.
  • : Valrem was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Valrem, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations.
  • : Following new legislation in Valrem, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.

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