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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 723rd Highest Economic Output: 749th Most Efficient Economies: 1,498th
The Eminent Domain of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
All Hail the great and powerful Ziggie from Nantucket
Influence
Dominator
Tiki Barman
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Ziggie Valencourt

Population30.071 billion

CapitalZiggie City
LeaderZiggie the Great

Currencyflamingo dropping
Animalflaming flamingo

The Eminent Domain of Ziggie Valencourt is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ziggie the Great with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, anti-smoking policies, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 30.071 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 6,814 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 226,610 flamingo droppings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 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 1,925th in the world and 1st in Monkey Island for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 8,610.92 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 723rdHighest Economic Output: 749thMost Efficient Economies: 1,498thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,510thLargest Populations: 1,532ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,596thTop
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Largest Black Market: 1,922ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,925thFattest Citizens: 2,151stLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,792ndMost Influential: 2,895thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,144thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,347thHighest Average Incomes: 3,875thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,308thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,372ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,232ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,290thLargest Mining Sector: 5,442ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,565thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,637thRudest Citizens: 6,197thLargest Retail Industry: 7,391stSmartest Citizens: 8,486thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,719thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,042ndMost Cultured: 9,725thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,894thSafest: 11,128thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,178thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,279thLargest Governments: 11,780thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,599thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,740thMost Developed: 14,215thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,251stHighest Drug Use: 15,587thLowest Crime Rates: 15,706thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,280th

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  • : Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes and the Top 10% for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Ziggie Valencourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.

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