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The Clad in Gold Republic of Valrknut

“Always be ready for a fight”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: Ancient Epic League of Epicness

Regional Influence: Hegemony

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The Clad in Gold Republic of Valrknut is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Riders with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, compulsory military service, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 16.691 billion Valrutians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Montemare. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Valrutian economy, worth an astonishing 11,108 trillion St Johns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Gambling. Average income is a breathtaking 665,555 St Johns, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,011,044 per year while the poor average 8,910, a ratio of 674 to 1.

Citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, and open-casket funerals are avoided at all cost. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Valrknut's national animal is the Winged Lynx, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Church of Nyarlathotep.

Valrknut is ranked 720th in the world and 1st in Ancient Epic League of Epicness for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 12,616.03 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Efficient Economies: 8thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 25thHighest Disposable Incomes: 35thRudest Citizens: 38thLargest Retail Industry: 75thMost Avoided: 79thFattest Citizens: 81stHighest Average Incomes: 98thMost Subsidized Industry: 121stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 131stMost Armed: 134thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 139thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 144thLargest Agricultural Sector: 144thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 147thLargest Gambling Industry: 153rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 169thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 174thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 193rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 252ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 261stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 311thLargest Governments: 312thMost Corrupt Governments: 357thHighest Economic Output: 387thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 431stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 449thLargest Mining Sector: 465thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 556thHighest Crime Rates: 599thSmartest Citizens: 673rdMost Cultured: 689thLargest Insurance Industry: 720thMost Rebellious Youth: 960thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,028thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,094thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,153rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,180thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,300thTop
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Most Stationary: 3,448thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,656thMost Influential: 9,383rdLargest Black Market: 10,112thTop
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Largest Populations: 13,076thHighest Drug Use: 19,137thMost Pro-Market: 21,742ndMost Advanced Public Education: 22,297th

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