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The Borderlands of New East Scandinavia

“After us the deluge”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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New East Scandinavia

Population8.718 billion

CapitalAnagrom Ataf

CurrencyZoik
AnimalWolf

The Borderlands of New East Scandinavia is a colossal, cultured nation, renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.718 billion Scandinavis love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anagrom Ataf. The average income tax rate is 70.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The New East Scandinavian economy, worth 659 trillion Zoiks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Pizza Delivery, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 75,626 Zoiks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums, tax revenue is often intercepted by international accountants before ever seeing the national treasury, statistics show that terrorists often come from broken families, and there's a mortuary next to every New East Scandinavian restaurant. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New East Scandinavia's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New East Scandinavia is ranked 51,415th in the world and 1,631st in the South Pacific for Highest Average Incomes, with 75,626.88 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,104thMost Influential: 2,192ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,433rdMost Secular: 5,022ndSafest: 5,058thBest Weather: 6,240thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,894thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,524thTop
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Most Stationary: 10,317thMost Pacifist: 10,907thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,114thMost Inclusive: 11,523rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,793rdHealthiest Citizens: 13,120thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,531stNicest Citizens: 14,600thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,602ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,747thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,289thSmartest Citizens: 15,645thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,924thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,860thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,606th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 118th in the regionSafest: 163rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 166th in the regionMost Stationary: 192nd in the regionMost Secular: 193rd in the regionBest Weather: 193rd in the regionMost Influential: 248th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 260th in the regionLargest Populations: 311th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 324th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 337th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 384th in the regionMost Inclusive: 386th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 411th in the regionMost Pacifist: 419th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 426th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 436th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 451st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 478th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 484th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 503rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 513th in the regionNicest Citizens: 539th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 566th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 580th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 623rd in the regionMost Cultured: 655th in the region

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