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Most Inclusive: 24thMost Compassionate Citizens: 54thMost Pacifist: 60th
The Wondrously Happy Cat World of
Left-wing Utopia
Fruere diem laetum, quia tū es concupiscibile! ♥
Valentijn Sierlijke Mx Valkyrie Samantha
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Valentine Z

Population9.514 billion

CapitalThe Gloriously Re-Built Aoutpine Yangon
LeaderValentijn Sierlijke Mx Valkyrie Samantha
FaithTheravada Buddhism Among Many Others

CurrencyUniversal and Reliable Valentian Credit
AnimalVery Big Katten Monsters van de Wereld

The Wondrously Happy Cat World of Valentine Z is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Valentijn Sierlijke Mx Valkyrie Samantha with a fair hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, vat-grown people, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 9.514 billion Valentians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Gloriously Re-Built Aoutpine Yangon. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Valentian economy, worth a remarkable 3,300 trillion Universal and Reliable Valentian Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 346,909 Universal and Reliable Valentian Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm, Valentijn Sierlijke Mx Valkyrie Samantha has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space, airplane passenger seat sizes and ticket prices are both first-class, and tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valentine Z's national animal is the Very Big Katten Monsters van de Wereld, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Theravada Buddhism Among Many Others.

Valentine Z is ranked 183,961st in the world and 9,290th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -58.63 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Inclusive: 24thMost Compassionate Citizens: 54thMost Pacifist: 60thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 61stNicest Citizens: 69thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 74thMost Beautiful Environments: 88thMost Valuable International Artwork: 92ndMost Advanced Public Education: 100thHighest Average Tax Rates: 100thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 105thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 123rdMost Efficient Economies: 133rdLargest Governments: 134thLowest Crime Rates: 135thBest Weather: 154thMost Subsidized Industry: 160thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 167thLargest Welfare Programs: 173rdSafest: 173rdSmartest Citizens: 183rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 184thMost Developed: 202ndHighest Poor Incomes: 208thMost Cheerful Citizens: 219thLongest Average Lifespans: 219thMost Cultured: 220thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 238thMost Scientifically Advanced: 290thHealthiest Citizens: 478thMost Influential: 565thLeast Corrupt Governments: 657thLargest Information Technology Sector: 912thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,092ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,156thMost Devout: 1,660thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,966thHighest Economic Output: 3,434thTop
Most Income Equality: 9,327thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,548thHighest Drug Use: 15,143rd
Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 23rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 43rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 47th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 49th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 71st in the regionMost Devout: 72nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 92nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 194th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 412th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 502nd in the regionLargest Populations: 507th in the regionMost Income Equality: 605th in the region

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