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Largest Retail Industry: 1,440th Fattest Citizens: 1,461st Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,909th
The Kingdom of
Corporate Police State
More Cowbell
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Valvoa

Population1.297 billion

CapitalValvoa City
LeaderThe Supreme Leader
FaithChurch of the Divine Leader

CurrencyDoubloon
AnimalBunny

The Kingdom of Valvoa is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The Supreme Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, keen interest in outer space, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.297 billion Valvoans 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, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valvoa City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 26.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Valvoan economy, worth 263 trillion Doubloons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 202,900 Doubloons, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 821,008 per year while the poor average 33,424, a ratio of 24.6 to 1.

Dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, most Valvoan video games are banned in other countries, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary, and summer science camps are regularly raided by narcotics police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valvoa's national animal is the Bunny, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Church of the Divine Leader.

Valvoa is ranked 7,872nd in the world and 32nd in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 8,609.43 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 1,440thFattest Citizens: 1,461stTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,909thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,087thMost Armed: 2,120thMost Avoided: 2,298thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,527thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,660thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,727thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,884thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,960thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,044thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,162ndLargest Mining Sector: 4,345thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,539thMost Influential: 4,602ndHighest Average Incomes: 5,459thRudest Citizens: 6,088thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,449thLargest Black Market: 6,483rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,675thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,840thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,872ndTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,540thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,817thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,108thMost Efficient Economies: 11,528thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,039thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,209thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,411thMost Conservative: 16,458thMost Devout: 16,549th
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Most Armed: 11th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionFattest Citizens: 17th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 32nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 33rd in the regionMost Avoided: 35th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 38th in the regionRudest Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 60th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 60th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 60th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 65th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 67th in the regionMost Influential: 68th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Valvoa, summer science camps are regularly raided by narcotics police.
  • : Following new legislation in Valvoa, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary.
  • : Following new legislation in Valvoa, most Valvoan video games are banned in other countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Valvoa, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in Valvoa, 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Valvoan Space Agency.
  • : Following new legislation in Valvoa, Air Valvoa tickets have reached sky-high prices due to a complete monopoly on air travel.
  • : Following new legislation in Valvoa, the nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge.
  • : Following new legislation in Valvoa, it is customary to begin the summer with a fasting ritual in which people eat nothing but kumquat smoothies.
  • : Valvoa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Following new legislation in Valvoa, Valvoan-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways.

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