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The Democratic Republic of Valincong

“You Can't Stop Progress”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The East Pacific



Population336 million



The Democratic Republic of Valincong is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its daily referendums, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed population of 336 million Valincongians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nexium. The average income tax rate is 67.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Valincongian economy, worth 30.8 trillion bitcoins a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 91,789 bitcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The government is constantly producing new maps to accommodate the continual renaming of cities, motivational posters send motorists positive vibes in high-risk areas, adults have never outgrown their fear of monsters, and artists are pillars of society. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valincong's national animal is the Unicorn.

Valincong is ranked 107,178th in the world and 4,741st in The East Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 49.03 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,438thTop
Most Influential: 11,010thMost Inclusive: 12,026thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,325th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 277th in the regionMost Inclusive: 349th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 397th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 463rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 467th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 538th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 560th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 574th in the regionMost Influential: 583rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 584th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 655th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 669th in the regionMost Developed: 730th in the regionLargest Governments: 733rd in the region

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