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The Valkyrian Republic of Qvait

“Peace, Freedom, and Democracy”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: the South Pacific

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Qvait

Population16.317 billion

CapitalStockholm
LeaderChancellor Stella Kaufman

CurrencyPacific credit
Animalkoala

The Valkyrian Republic of Qvait is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Chancellor Stella Kaufman with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.317 billion Valkyrians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stockholm. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Valkyrian economy, worth a remarkable 4,922 trillion Pacific credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 301,649 Pacific credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League, saying "don't do anything that Chancellor Stella Kaufman wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal, and citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Qvait's national animal is the koala, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Qvait is ranked 515th in the world and 24th in the South Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 115,064 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Healthiest Citizens: 93rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 107thMost Developed: 112thSafest: 120thLowest Crime Rates: 133rdLongest Average Lifespans: 141stMost Pacifist: 147thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 147thHighest Average Tax Rates: 154thBest Weather: 177thLargest Governments: 184thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 193rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 217thLargest Welfare Programs: 227thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 239thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 243rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 248thMost Advanced Public Education: 251stMost Beautiful Environments: 253rdNicest Citizens: 284thMost Inclusive: 303rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 344thMost Subsidized Industry: 425thSmartest Citizens: 435thHighest Poor Incomes: 492ndMost Influential: 515thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 558thMost Efficient Economies: 795thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,086thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,183rdTop
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Most Cultured: 1,514thHighest Economic Output: 1,516thHighest Average Incomes: 1,589thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,020thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,577thMost Stationary: 4,937thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,958thTop
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Largest Populations: 8,057thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,528thMost Politically Free: 12,161stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,565th
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Safest: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionMost Influential: 24th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 36th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 38th in the regionMost Cultured: 44th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 54th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 74th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 88th in the regionMost Stationary: 105th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 170th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 190th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 292nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 300th in the regionMost Secular: 547th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, saying "don't do anything that Chancellor Stella Kaufman wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Qvait was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Uunited Islands.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, builders across Qvait are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, doctors who mutter "Oh my God" often lose their medical license.
  • : Following new legislation in Qvait, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
  • : Qvait was endorsed by The Republic of Rendania.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 308 » Tsunamy, Lioniel, Sedunn, Kiasu-ism, Great Scapula, The United Expanse, Drugged Monkeys, Quiescent, Curlyhoward, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Belschaft, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Phillius, Madhonia, FreeFishers, Luddinlande, Pax Dracon, Dankstergrad, The Solar System Scope, Techganet, Erinor, Noire Denholm, Darakin, Pamela And Hepatitis, Soem, Oxsania, Moreana, Iristead, Centristvill, Abarri, Trinennie, Aidenfieeld, Seldon and the Psychohistorians, Tsvetania, Factorim, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Si-topia, Aywhyou, Wyatonians, Freedwanda, Blahblah2017, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, La Ascension, Escevola, Volaworand, PASTIR, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, and 258 others.Havenfell, PEPEP, Nova Montron, Paranoia, Rhetiaa, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Lotadia, New Briantown, Jaxon, Saciu, Great Andora, Jarilon, Atomic Garden, Aumeltopia, Beepee, UnShleepd, Silberne Wache, Lester Crest, The National Corporation, Anachronolandia, Agalaesia, Aguatania, USNE2018, Yeldarbsland, Cyprisia, Isokenzar, Barabarom, Towi Lamia, Cuuldere, Catalunya Unida, Vincent Field, Potion Seller, Denmani, Direwolf1, Phanama, Caasd, Darbor, Kandorith, Xandev, Auphelia, Crystal Creation, Whimichy, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Drystar, Jehenna, Linguiniland, Nowa Europa, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, Sthalrim, Theorin, The Two Jerseys, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Poopisiya, Sanden, Awjan, Shengtie, Nankyoku Tairiku, Gymnostan, The Filippinas, The naked people, Avalonica, Ufask, Spearos, Holy Chimerland, Concrete Slab, Stoniamera, Cypheri, The ColdWyvernian Undead, Seliyan progressive Islands, Antarctic Empires, Elveka, Three Rivia Levr, Kholdan, Janapuri, Rabbitz, Ancient Slobovia, Calistan, Walloonia, Transtemporal Shifts, Japanese Federal Republic, St Oaks, United Qwebland, North Anatnom, Bentwaters, Linden Oak, Mirutania, Lumpov Hasch, Lost And Found, Southern Numenor, Nothanksbutseriously, Lightmare, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Democratic Parndia, Mantas Meow, Bizarrotan, Republitank, Reptilians from the Alternate Earth, KIROVET, Aurcania, Rosamie, Uncomfortable nooks and crannies, RestartAll, Lulliland, Asdfghuiop, Utondara, Wehraboos, Brendleton, Enplatia, Santa Ofelia, Runsiya, Khazadine, Sonnydesh, Mona Landia, RAgusta, Farelonia, A Frog Dimension, Santulanum, Uncastania, Angevin Britannia, Paenoa, Herbert Island, Prefesia, North Kanuckistan, Birdkeeper, Soul Har, Center Lisle, Vos Dothrak, Kobehia, Bergenu, Spazzhole, Eastern Nyan, Bandorion, Yellunstryer, GI-Land, Esfalsa, Maeiland, Ariankido, WTP All the good names are taken, North Prarie, Land Without Shrimp, Jahass, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Academy of Umbrellas, Ostanasia, North Catimestistrianes, Republic Clovakh, Kerlodia, Dubbayoo, Revanial, Akindom, Dasko, Illinoisan, Amerion, Third League of New Kent, Crokin, Freedoom, Bod Wareenaland, Pays de Loire, Mew Nation, The Bay, Shadow-Land, Jaila, Fetatonich, FiHami, Changolandia, Sesteran, Immund, Churumduul, Virgindale, State of Iowa, Qawe, Los Lonley Boys, PenguinPies, Kastaneci, Wild Space, German Hapsburg, Great Africans, Novagentum, New Juan Carlos Land, Higash, Oceanfront, World United, Hyypia, Rad Asia, British Nations, Nordafrik Conclaves, Salguod, Westlantis, The Randominion, Daestromos, Anarch Gilead, Raelsa, Cantoron, Cairfield, Chew Zim, Okoria, Zosnor, Malkotistan, Mechanocs, Tanglen, Pasito, Hika Monith, Bananas2, Frandlia, Promethium Prime, P R of China, United Federated States of Omega, Negoshi, Zaelith, Blaash, Coldwater, Grianal, Bute Republic, Corolines, Westoc Kinness, Ita Puba, United Territories of West Afbeckistan, Sayet, Miltonville, South Central Siberia, Animalidae, Srevana, Ibecoria, Kachev, Laropsa, Jornlandia, Upper Tyrconnel, Friesenheim, Hesrova, BootJack, Jennaterra, The Sk8ing Unicorn, West Carlisten, Free Galadrien Empire, Bedain, LadyRebels, Oreo States, Imperial Duck, West Cloverland, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, New Kronos, Substitute name, Ave Gloriana, Tandrea, Kuddles, Assoui, Qaweritoyu, South Whitica, Great Allabre, Ketathinamiri Islands, Invilgra, The Iron Marauders, Stoinia, Romon Islaco, The Expanse, Choodox, Rendania, and Uunited Islands.

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