The Empire of Valtern is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, pith helmet sales, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 261 million Valternians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.
The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.1%.
The powerhouse Valternian economy, worth 22.7 trillion Valonias a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Gambling. Average income is 87,126 Valonias, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 783,435 per year while the poor average 1,213, a ratio of 645 to 1.
Libraries are refusing to stock A Midsummer Night's Dream because it has an ass in it, bicyclists are banned from major roads, suicide victims often leave behind cash to cover the cost of their fines, and health-conscious denizens drink their dogs' water. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force. Valtern's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Valtern's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Valtern was endorsed by The Republic of Tsandonown.
- : Valtern was endorsed by The Flying Aircraft of Planes.
- : Valtern was endorsed by The Fеdеral Rеpublic of Seanat.
- : Valtern was endorsed by The Blue Imperia of Libertania Democratica.
- : Valtern was endorsed by The Reformed State of Centrialand.
- : Valtern was endorsed by The Free Land of Siberian Workforce.
- : Valtern was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative and Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector and the Top 10% for Largest Gambling Industry and Largest Soda Pop Sector.
- : Following new legislation in Valtern, health-conscious denizens drink their dogs' water.
- : Following new legislation in Valtern, suicide victims often leave behind cash to cover the cost of their fines.
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