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The Mirage Island of Valenverio

“Bask in the chaos and seek proof of your existence.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Forest

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Valenverio

Population17.609 billion

CapitalValerio
LeaderAvant-garde

Currencygald
Animalchocobo

The Mirage Island of Valenverio is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Avant-garde with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, humorless population of 17.609 billion Valenverians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valerio. The average income tax rate is 15.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Valenverian economy, worth a remarkable 5,225 trillion galds a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 296,747 galds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, many marriages go virtually unconsummated, economists claim no news is good news, and father-son fishing trips have been banned. Crime is totally unknown. Valenverio's national animal is the chocobo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Valenverio is ranked 81,439th in the world and 97th in Forest for Most Pro-Market, scoring 48.11 on the Rand Index.

Top
1%
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 245thMost Efficient Economies: 294thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 305thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 431stMost Rebellious Youth: 475thMost Beautiful Environments: 528thLargest Publishing Industry: 556thMost Developed: 638thMost Cultured: 659thMost Secular: 692ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 732ndSmartest Citizens: 749thLongest Average Lifespans: 766thHighest Disposable Incomes: 991stHighest Economic Output: 1,394thMost Pacifist: 1,603rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,695thTop
5%
Largest Insurance Industry: 1,699thBest Weather: 1,786thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,828thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,010thHealthiest Citizens: 2,656thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,723rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,760thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,984thMost Inclusive: 3,282ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,396thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,652ndMost Stationary: 4,009thLargest Governments: 4,874thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,393rdLargest Populations: 7,044thTop
10%
Most Compassionate Citizens: 8,646thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,770thMost Influential: 11,137thLowest Crime Rates: 12,392ndNicest Citizens: 13,365thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,238thMost Average: 16,032nd
Top
1%
Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionTop
5%
Most Stationary: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionMost Average: 7th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 12th in the regionMost Secular: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 21st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22nd in the regionTop
10%
Largest Populations: 26th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 27th in the regionMost Pacifist: 27th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 42nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 43rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 45th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Valenverio, father-son fishing trips have been banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenverio, economists claim no news is good news.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenverio, many marriages go virtually unconsummated.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenverio, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool.
  • : Valenverio was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Valenverio was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenverio, planes can be grounded for months simply because an inspector "didn't like the color".
  • : Following new legislation in Valenverio, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability.
  • : Following new legislation in Valenverio, owning a really cute pet is grounds for immediate investigation.
  • : Valenverio was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Pacifist.

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