by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,455th Most Influential: 10,810th Most Inclusive: 12,148th
The Democratic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
You Can't Stop Progress
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population348 million



The Democratic Republic of Valincong is a huge, safe nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, digital currency, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed population of 348 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 66.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Valincongian economy, worth 32.6 trillion bitcoins a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 93,617 bitcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Selling your granddad's clothes requires an incredible amount of paperwork, tax assessment offices double as polling stations, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews, and pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy. 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, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Valincong is ranked 77,639th in the world and 3,383rd in The East Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 823.86 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,455thTop
Most Influential: 10,810thMost Inclusive: 12,148thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,701st
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 290th in the regionMost Inclusive: 356th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 414th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 464th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 474th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 556th in the regionMost Influential: 581st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 591st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 600th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 610th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 655th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 691st in the regionLargest Governments: 729th in the regionMost Developed: 733rd in the region

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