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Most Secular: 55thLowest Crime Rates: 97thSmartest Citizens: 99th
The Union of
Father Knows Best State
One vision. One purpose.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Valerion

Population14.106 billion

CapitalValerion
LeaderOverlord Valerius

CurrencyDenarii
AnimalRaven

The Union of Valerion is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Overlord Valerius with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 14.106 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 5,750 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 407,662 Denariis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums, and Overlord Valerius's iHouse is so intelligent that it manages its own social media accounts. 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 644th in the world and 22nd in the Rejected Realms for Most Developed, scoring 98.61 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Secular: 55thLowest Crime Rates: 97thSmartest Citizens: 99thLargest Governments: 105thHighest Average Tax Rates: 124thMost Scientifically Advanced: 162ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 197thSafest: 234thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 292ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 310thMost Advanced Public Transport: 379thMost Advanced Public Education: 395thHighest Poor Incomes: 400thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 516thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 526thMost Developed: 644thHighest Average Incomes: 679thLongest Average Lifespans: 743rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 749thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,230thMost Inclusive: 1,297thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,301stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,310thHighest Economic Output: 1,379thHealthiest Citizens: 1,511thMost Efficient Economies: 1,810thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,128thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,942ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,142ndMost Beautiful Environments: 3,229thMost Cultured: 5,143rdMost Influential: 5,336thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,715thRudest Citizens: 5,826thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,139thTop
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Largest Populations: 15,405th
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Largest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21st in the regionMost Developed: 22nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 25th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 25th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 29th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 33rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 39th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 50th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 52nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 64th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 68th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 74th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 90th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 93rd in the regionMost Cultured: 131st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 132nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 139th in the regionRudest Citizens: 147th in the regionMost Stationary: 250th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 261st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Valerion was endorsed by The Lucky holy wants easter eggs of Bormiar.
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, Overlord Valerius's iHouse is so intelligent that it manages its own social media accounts.
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums.
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Valerion voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields.
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD.
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, Max Barry is this year's Miss Valerion.
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.
  • : Following new legislation in Valerion, the number of judges has tripled in recent months.

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