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The Holy Nordic Kingdom of Blahblah2017

“Det usynlige varer for evig”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: the South Pacific



Population3.928 billion

LeaderKing Olafson the Magnificent
FaithSeventeenian Evangelical Church

AnimalEmperor Penguin

The Holy Nordic Kingdom of Blahblah2017 is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by King Olafson the Magnificent with a fair hand, and notable for its triple-decker prams, zero percent divorce rate, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-working, democratic, devout population of 3.928 billion Seventeeners enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Environment, and Spirituality also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Virkebloc. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 39.6%.

The powerhouse Seventeenian economy, worth 429 trillion Kroner a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 109,350 Kroner, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 350,584 per year while the poor average 25,871, a ratio of 13.6 to 1.

Doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick, biotech companies are fined if their jumbled genetic sequences look too familiar, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?", and military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Blahblah2017's national animal is the Emperor Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Seventeenian Evangelical Church.

Blahblah2017 is ranked 99,461st in the world and 3,964th in the South Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 53.23 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,200thTop
Most Influential: 2,319thMost Devout: 6,812thLargest Retail Industry: 6,947thSafest: 7,769thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,614thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,642ndMost Politically Free: 10,836thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,078thMost Cultured: 11,836thMost Pacifist: 12,252ndRudest Citizens: 12,698thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,260thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,820thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,022ndLongest Average Lifespans: 15,410thSmartest Citizens: 16,597th
Most Devout: 169th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 172nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 173rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 191st in the regionMost Influential: 255th in the regionSafest: 260th in the regionRudest Citizens: 286th in the regionMost Cultured: 321st in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 344th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 350th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 357th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 415th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 425th in the regionMost Stationary: 426th in the regionMost Pacifist: 467th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 480th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 482nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 515th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 527th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 538th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 540th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 554th in the regionLargest Populations: 568th in the regionMost Developed: 596th in the regionBest Weather: 608th in the region

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