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Most Influential: 93rd Largest Publishing Industry: 432nd Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 611th
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The Dominion of Valrem is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Cole Relander with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 15.645 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, liberal, 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 82.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Valremian economy, worth a remarkable 2,517 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 common. Average income is an impressive 160,924 notes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians have to be granted day-release from prison to speak on bills, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume, and carefully-staged grief is displayed by Cole Relander after national disasters. Crime is totally unknown. Valrem's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Valrem is ranked 125,905th in the world and 742nd in Europe for Fattest Citizens, with 7.77 Obesity Rate.

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Most Influential: 93rdLargest Publishing Industry: 432ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 611thSmartest Citizens: 1,126thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,162ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,208thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,221stMost Stationary: 1,247thMost Pacifist: 1,364thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,470thTop
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Most Cultured: 1,566thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,666thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,198thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,281stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,552ndNicest Citizens: 2,690thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,726thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,871stHighest Economic Output: 3,128thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,215thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,502ndMost Developed: 4,099thSafest: 4,380thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,717thLargest Populations: 6,041stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6,385thMost Politically Free: 6,521stLargest Governments: 7,002ndNudest: 7,048thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,053rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,581stMost Inclusive: 9,018thLowest Crime Rates: 9,063rdHighest Average Incomes: 9,104thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,249thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,465thHealthiest Citizens: 10,104thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,380thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,362ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,102ndLargest Retail Industry: 13,209th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 23rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 26th in the regionLargest Populations: 31st in the regionMost Politically Free: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 33rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 33rd in the regionNudest: 34th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 35th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Cultured: 37th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 40th in the regionNicest Citizens: 40th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 41st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 45th in the regionTop
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Safest: 50th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 52nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 55th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 62nd in the regionMost Developed: 62nd in the regionLargest Governments: 76th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 80th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 85th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 94th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 96th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Valrem was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Freedom And Fill In The Blank.
  • : Following new legislation in Valrem, carefully-staged grief is displayed by Cole Relander after national disasters.
  • : Following new legislation in Valrem, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
  • : Valrem endorsed The Republic of Raeeka.
  • : Valrem was endorsed by The Republic of Raeeka.
  • : Following new legislation in Valrem, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal.
  • : Valrem voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Trade of Endangered Organisms ".
  • : Following new legislation in Valrem, politicians have to be granted day-release from prison to speak on bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Valrem, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
  • : Valrem voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms"".

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