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The Kingdom of Valatic Ash

“There's always a chance!”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Valatic Ash

Population1.433 billion

CapitalMount Ash
LeaderCassiel
FaithNone

Currencyruble
Animaltiger

The Kingdom of Valatic Ash is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Cassiel with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate population of 1.433 billion Valatic Ashians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mount Ash. The average income tax rate is 80.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Valatic Ashian economy, worth 131 trillion rubles a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 92,052 rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams, Valatic Ashian novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about Cassiel, being Cassiel has been voted one of the top ten most dangerous jobs, and high school boys are required to pass vigorous self-mastery and sensitivity training to graduate. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valatic Ash's national animal is the tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is None.

Valatic Ash is ranked 58,234th in the world and 2,944th in The North Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 78.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,428thTop
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Most Pacifist: 3,534thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,877thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,203rdNicest Citizens: 4,655thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,981stMost Influential: 6,018thMost Inclusive: 6,073rdSafest: 6,855thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,357thHealthiest Citizens: 7,376thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,436thTop
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Best Weather: 8,909thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,502ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,450thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,913thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,056thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,459thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,663rdLowest Crime Rates: 12,906thMost Income Equality: 13,373rdHighest Poor Incomes: 13,605thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,654thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,024thSmartest Citizens: 14,487thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,144th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 173rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 199th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 227th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 260th in the regionNicest Citizens: 273rd in the regionSafest: 357th in the regionMost Inclusive: 372nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 394th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 405th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 476th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 477th in the regionBest Weather: 481st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 519th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 551st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 596th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 615th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 630th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 649th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 654th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 683rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 704th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 708th in the regionMost Income Equality: 710th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 711th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 755th in the regionLargest Governments: 846th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 850th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 852nd in the region

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