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The Confederation of Karelian Scandinavia

“Problems” President Petr Karelin

Category: Moralistic Democracy
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Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: The Moderate Alliance


Karelian Scandinavia

Population1.817 billion

CapitalNeu Petrozavodsk
LeaderPresident Petr Karelin
FaithOrthodox Christianity


The Confederation of Karelian Scandinavia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Petr Karelin with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, infamous sell-swords, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, devout population of 1.817 billion Karelian Scandinavians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Administration, Law & Order, and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neu Petrozavodsk. The average income tax rate is 36.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Karelian Scandinavian economy, worth 150 trillion Rubls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 82,642 Rubls, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Replacement organs are grown in vats, citizens who don't follow Orthodox Christianity are closely monitored for signs of self-harm, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, and suburban families are finding themselves increasingly short on food as they waste precious water on their lawns. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karelian Scandinavia's national animal is the Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Orthodox Christianity.

Karelian Scandinavia is ranked 42,303rd in the world and 7th in The Moderate Alliance for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 52,560.51 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,892ndMost Armed: 5,347thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,377thMost Devout: 16,400thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,711thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,456thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,624thLargest Black Market: 22,709th
Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the region

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