The Theocratic Elective Monarchy of Valticon is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Saint Nicholas with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, strictly enforced bedtime, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 4.272 billion Swiss Guard enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The tiny, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 3.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Swiss Guard economy, worth 863 trillion Crosses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 202,049 Crosses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.
Saint Nicholas can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees, undergrads find their professors' mushroom experiments less psychedelic than expected, war criminals are given full state funerals, and the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb. Crime is well under control. Valticon's national animal is the Bison, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Valticon's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Valticon's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Valticon's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Valticon was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector and Nudest and the Top 5% for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, Largest Gambling Industry, and Most Armed.
- : Valticon's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Valticon was refounded in Balder.
- : Valticon ceased to exist in The North Pacific.
- : Valticon was endorsed by The Enlightened State of Sundred.
- : Valticon was endorsed by The Stunning Superiority of Sosash.
- : Valticon was endorsed by The Republic of Zeternia.