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Highest Economic Output: 836thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,023rdLargest Populations: 1,454th
The Eminent Domain of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
All Hail the great and powerful Ziggie from Nantucket
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Ziggie Valencourt

Population32.572 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 renowned for its ritual sacrifices, public floggings, and soft-spoken computers. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 32.572 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 9.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Valencourtian economy, worth a remarkable 7,316 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 224,610 flamingo droppings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges, troops are either deafened by gunfire or a hysterical voice screaming the Party manifesto, and murder victims' families receive windfall payouts when the murderers are executed. 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 20,397th in the world and 1st in Monkey Island for Most Developed, scoring 81.39 on the Human Development Index.

Highest Economic Output: 836thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,023rdLargest Populations: 1,454thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,514thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,669thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,078thFattest Citizens: 2,086thMost Influential: 3,435thLargest Black Market: 3,461stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,013thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,127thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,421stHighest Average Incomes: 4,598thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,813thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,217thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,358thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,449thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,126thLargest Mining Sector: 6,397thRudest Citizens: 6,600thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,367thLargest Retail Industry: 7,657thSmartest Citizens: 8,639thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,671stMost Cultured: 9,335thTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,334thMost Efficient Economies: 10,826thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,289thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,398thSafest: 11,810thLargest Governments: 11,926thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,260thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,333rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,424thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,764thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,285thLowest Crime Rates: 16,177thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,482ndMost Developed: 20,397th

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