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Highest Economic Output: 891stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 975thLargest Populations: 1,431st
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

Population33.927 billion

CapitalZiggie City
LeaderZiggie the Great

Currencyflamingo dropping
Animalflaming flamingo

The Eminent Domain of Ziggie Valencourt is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Ziggie the Great with an even hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, state-planned economy, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 33.927 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 7,620 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 4,253rd in the world and 2nd in Monkey Island for Largest Black Market, with 537 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Highest Economic Output: 891stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 975thLargest Populations: 1,431stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,617thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,626thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,075thFattest Citizens: 2,169thTop
Most Influential: 3,853rdLargest Black Market: 4,253rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,259thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,474thHighest Average Incomes: 4,676thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,691stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,399thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,472ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,733rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,882ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,382ndRudest Citizens: 7,470thLargest Mining Sector: 7,566thLargest Retail Industry: 8,449thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,771stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,917thSmartest Citizens: 8,979thMost Cultured: 9,485thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,652ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,887thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,966thSafest: 11,982ndMost Efficient Economies: 12,035thTop
Largest Governments: 12,815thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,164thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,206thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,064thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,631stMost Corrupt Governments: 17,086thLowest Crime Rates: 17,386thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,162ndMost Developed: 21,712thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,374thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,225th

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