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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,183rd Most Secular: 1,495th Rudest Citizens: 1,523rd
The United Cantons of
Civil Rights Lovefest
All Liberty is Individual Liberty
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Valtrona

Population1.915 billion

CapitalRhina
LeaderDirector Alex Kovich
FaithState Atheism

CurrencyYakkina
AnimalOwl

The United Cantons of Valtrona is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Director Alex Kovich with a fair hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, otherworldly petting zoo, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.915 billion Valtronans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rhina. The average income tax rate is 27.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Valtronan economy, worth 355 trillion Yakkinas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 185,387 Yakkinas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

There's never a spare chair in the retirement home, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, the nation's forests are full of treasure hunters in military-grade survival gear, and sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Valtrona's national animal is the Owl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Valtrona is ranked 9,439th in the world and 26th in Wintreath for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 6,021.78 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,183rdMost Secular: 1,495thRudest Citizens: 1,523rdTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 1,872ndFattest Citizens: 2,219thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,614thMost Influential: 3,704thMost Avoided: 3,904thLargest Mining Sector: 4,080thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,589thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,747thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,084thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,366thMost Armed: 5,788thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,436thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,645thHighest Average Incomes: 7,186thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,411thSmartest Citizens: 7,820thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 8,696thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,439thMost Cultured: 10,586thMost Efficient Economies: 10,861stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,218thLargest Black Market: 12,285thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,627thMost Inclusive: 12,920thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,521stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,681stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,223rdHighest Crime Rates: 15,595thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,362nd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 15th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 16th in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 22nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 26th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Black Market: 28th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 32nd in the regionMost Cultured: 32nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 32nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Valtrona voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Responsible Land Management".
  • : Following new legislation in Valtrona, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Valtrona, the nation's forests are full of treasure hunters in military-grade survival gear.
  • : Following new legislation in Valtrona, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Following new legislation in Valtrona, there's never a spare chair in the retirement home.
  • : Following new legislation in Valtrona, copyright laws have been abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Valtrona, it is said that a Valtronan woman's work is never done.
  • : Following new legislation in Valtrona, bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes.
  • : Valtrona created a custom banner.
  • : Following new legislation in Valtrona, billions are being spent on a new island airport.

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