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Highest Economic Output: 739th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 781st Most Efficient Economies: 1,567th
The Eminent Domain of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
All Hail the great and powerful Ziggie from Nantucket
Influence
Superpower
Tiki Barman
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Ziggie Valencourt

Population27.164 billion

CapitalZiggie City
LeaderZiggie the Great

Currencyflamingo dropping
Animalflaming flamingo

The Eminent Domain of Ziggie Valencourt is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Ziggie the Great with an even hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, smutty television, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 27.164 billion Valencourtians 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ziggie City. The average income tax rate is 9.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Valencourtian economy, worth a remarkable 6,135 trillion flamingo droppings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 225,869 flamingo droppings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Ziggie City's iconic yellow taxis are nowhere to be seen, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards, young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery, and electricity company executives pray nightly to Zeus and Thor. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ziggie Valencourt's national animal is the flaming flamingo, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Ziggie Valencourt is ranked 14,798th in the world and 4th in Monkey Island for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 242.37 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Highest Economic Output: 739thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 781stMost Efficient Economies: 1,567thLargest Black Market: 1,587thLargest Populations: 1,599thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,633rdTop
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Most Influential: 2,094thFattest Citizens: 2,329thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,340thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,360thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,706thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,034thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,236thHighest Average Incomes: 3,440thRudest Citizens: 4,746thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,747thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,913thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,078thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,328thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,728thLargest Mining Sector: 5,971stLargest Retail Industry: 6,427thSmartest Citizens: 8,012thTop
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Most Stationary: 9,252ndLargest Insurance Industry: 9,935thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,502ndMost Cultured: 10,683rdSafest: 10,898thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,645thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,807thLargest Governments: 11,843rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,868thMost Developed: 13,077thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,473rdMost Corrupt Governments: 13,626thHighest Drug Use: 13,688thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,798thLowest Crime Rates: 15,041st
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the region

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