by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,418thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,584thMost Influential: 5,177th
The People's Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Semper Invictus
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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Valkyron Union

Population1.555 billion

CapitalShangri-La
LeaderPraetor

CurrencyMarks
Animaldove

The People's Republic of Valkyron Union is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Praetor with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.555 billion Valkyron Unionians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shangri-La. The average income tax rate is 56.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming The Valkyron Union economy, worth 130 trillion Marks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 83,641 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Mall countdown clocks warn that there are only 364 more shopping days until Maxxmas, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law, and recorded music can be rented but not bought from record companies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Valkyron Union's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Valkyron Union is ranked 71,155th in the world and 1,430th in The East Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 1.22 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,418thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,584thMost Influential: 5,177thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,080thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 16,037thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,884thBest Weather: 19,956thMost Secular: 20,983rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,701stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,507th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 171st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 261st in the regionMost Influential: 400th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 450th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 511th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 600th in the regionBest Weather: 652nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 682nd in the regionMost Secular: 717th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 721st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 795th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 833rd in the regionMost Developed: 845th in the region

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