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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 249th Safest: 8,597th Most Primitive: 9,420th
The Grand Duchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Gloria et honore coronasti
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population2.821 billion

LeaderDuke Jimbö XI

CurrencyWaltonburg Mark

The Grand Duchy of Waltonburg-Vallonheim is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Duke Jimbö XI with an even hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.821 billion Waltonburg-Vallonheimians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Waltonburg. The average income tax rate is 47.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Waltonburg-Vallonheimian economy, worth 214 trillion Waltonburg Marks a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 75,874 Waltonburg Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Ancient antique swords have had their blades replaced with latex boffer LARP replicas, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, the breathalyser pledge is a traditional part of marriages in Waltonburg-Vallonheim, and the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Waltonburg-Vallonheim's national animal is the Elk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Waltonburg-Vallonheim is ranked 37,428th in the world and 32nd in Force for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,061.33 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 249thTop
Safest: 8,597thMost Primitive: 9,420thMost Pacifist: 10,775thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,405thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,434thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,746thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,059th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Safest: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 6th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 2 » New Legland and Lashnakia.

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