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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,596th Largest Welfare Programs: 2,842nd Most Advanced Public Transport: 3,593rd
The Valkyrian Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Peace, Freedom, and Democracy
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Winston Island

Population8.446 billion

CapitalMonteros
LeaderChancellor Margaret Harrison

Currencypacific credit
Animalspinner dolphin

The Valkyrian Republic of Winston Island is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Chancellor Margaret Harrison with a fair hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, anti-smoking policies, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.446 billion Valkyrians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Monteros. The average income tax rate is 92.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Valkyrian economy, worth a remarkable 1,236 trillion pacific credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 146,448 pacific credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Computers have been put in control of the economy to keep computers from controlling the economy, there's no such thing as bad publicity, heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-pacific credit treacle machine, and one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Winston Island's national animal is the spinner dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Winston Island is ranked 159,833rd in the world and 7,565th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 265.07 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,596thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,842ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,593rdMost Pacifist: 3,648thMost Inclusive: 3,988thBest Weather: 4,169thHealthiest Citizens: 4,367thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,597thMost Developed: 5,018thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,182ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,184thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,358thNicest Citizens: 5,448thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,518thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,535thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,729thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,791stLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,806thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,143rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,315thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,378thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,601stLowest Crime Rates: 6,952ndSafest: 7,454thSmartest Citizens: 7,617thLargest Governments: 7,877thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,665thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 10,182ndHighest Economic Output: 10,791stLargest Publishing Industry: 13,121stHighest Average Incomes: 13,640thMost Efficient Economies: 14,398thMost Cultured: 15,581stNudest: 16,151st
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 66th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 74th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 85th in the regionMost Pacifist: 120th in the regionBest Weather: 135th in the regionMost Inclusive: 135th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 138th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 140th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 147th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 148th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 148th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 153rd in the regionMost Developed: 159th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 169th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 172nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 174th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 180th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 188th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 189th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 189th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 190th in the regionLargest Governments: 192nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 194th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 195th in the regionNicest Citizens: 197th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 215th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 226th in the regionSafest: 256th in the regionLargest Populations: 260th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 263rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 334th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 369th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 380th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 417th in the regionMost Cultured: 450th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 465th in the regionMost Secular: 604th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 796th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Winston Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes and Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Winston Island, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.
  • : Following new legislation in Winston Island, heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-pacific credit treacle machine.
  • : Following new legislation in Winston Island, there's no such thing as bad publicity.
  • : Following new legislation in Winston Island, computers have been put in control of the economy to keep computers from controlling the economy.
  • : Following new legislation in Winston Island, citizens are strongly encouraged to breathe less so as to limit the carbon footprint.
  • : Winston Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Winston Island changed its national animal to "spinner dolphin".
  • : Winston Island changed its national animal to "Eagle".
  • : Winston Island changed its national animal to "spinner dolphin", its demonym to "Valkyrian", its demonym adjective to "Valkyrian", its motto to "Peace, Freedom, and Democracy", and its nation type to "Valkyrian Republic".

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