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Most Secular: 82nd Lowest Crime Rates: 111th Smartest Citizens: 113th
The Union of
Father Knows Best State
One vision. One purpose.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population12.304 billion

LeaderOverlord Valerius


The Union of Valerion is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Overlord Valerius with an iron fist, and remarkable for its vat-grown people, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 12.304 billion Valerionites are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valerion. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Valerionic economy, worth a remarkable 4,860 trillion Denariis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 395,041 Denariis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

It is mandatory to learn evolution in schools, Overlord Valerius's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valerion's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Valerion is ranked 27,673rd in the world and 1,047th in the Rejected Realms for Highest Drug Use, scoring 94 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Secular: 82ndLowest Crime Rates: 111thSmartest Citizens: 113thLargest Governments: 113thHighest Average Tax Rates: 129thMost Scientifically Advanced: 158thLargest Information Technology Sector: 167thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 239thSafest: 268thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 338thMost Advanced Public Transport: 348thMost Advanced Public Education: 412thHighest Poor Incomes: 433rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 449thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 517thHighest Average Incomes: 600thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 842ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,034thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,200thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,313thMost Inclusive: 1,425thTop
Highest Economic Output: 1,583rdMost Developed: 1,891stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,930thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,348thHealthiest Citizens: 2,384thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,053rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,295thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,738thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,026thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,104thMost Cultured: 4,769thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,883rdMost Influential: 5,917thTop
Rudest Citizens: 14,605th
Largest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 34th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 38th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 40th in the regionMost Inclusive: 42nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 48th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 51st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 53rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 65th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 73rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 76th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 77th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 97th in the regionMost Influential: 104th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 105th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 107th in the regionMost Cultured: 110th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 116th in the regionLargest Populations: 229th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 328th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 470th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 476th in the regionRudest Citizens: 490th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, Overlord Valerius's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader.
  • : Valerion voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Sterilisation".
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, inter-species marriages are ignored by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, a government program is underway to revitalize Valerion's beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Valerion was endorsed by The Exiled Kingdom of Arkhane.
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.


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