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Highest Economic Output: 718th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 744th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,502nd
The Eminent Domain of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
All Hail the great and powerful Ziggie from Nantucket
Regional Influence
Dominator
Tiki Barman
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The Eminent Domain of Ziggie Valencourt is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ziggie the Great with an even hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, soft-spoken computers, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 26.048 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 6.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Valencourtian economy, worth a remarkable 5,951 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 228,478 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 149,658th in the world and 9th in Monkey Island for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.41 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Highest Economic Output: 718thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 744thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,502ndTop
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Largest Black Market: 1,543rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,544thLargest Populations: 1,678thMost Influential: 1,791stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,840thFattest Citizens: 2,249thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,342ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,445thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,563rdHighest Average Incomes: 2,952ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,457thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,131stRudest Citizens: 4,182ndHighest Poor Incomes: 4,218thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,444thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,086thLargest Retail Industry: 5,245thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,251stLargest Mining Sector: 5,425thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 7,607thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,758thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,846thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,443rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,984thMost Stationary: 10,310thMost Cultured: 10,654thSafest: 10,726thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,928thLargest Governments: 11,870thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,231stLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,399thMost Developed: 13,393rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,235thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,514thLowest Crime Rates: 14,753rd
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the region

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