by Max Barry

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The Royal Duchy of Nolgonia

“Ecology, Civitatis, Pax”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: 10000 Islands



Population5.587 billion

Leader2nd Marquess of Hainaut

AnimalCommon fallow deer

The Royal Duchy of Nolgonia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by 2nd Marquess of Hainaut with an even hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.587 billion Nolgans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Edenburgh-sur-Rom. The average income tax rate is 78.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Nolgonian economy, worth 534 trillion Nolcoins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 95,636 Nolcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Constipated disaster survivors are rapidly learning that MRE is short for "Meal Requiring Enemas", the masses are surrendering their civil liberties without complaint for the sake of shopping convenience, more citizens have access to Maxtopian Grass than clean drinking water, and dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nolgonia's national animal is the Common fallow deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Mindfulness.

Nolgonia is ranked 94,832nd in the world and 714th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 3,183.21 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Influential: 4,258thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,285thMost Pacifist: 5,012thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,681stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,104thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,106thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,505thBest Weather: 8,640thMost Cultured: 9,230thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,889thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,429thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,609thSafest: 10,822ndHighest Food Quality: 10,831stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,104thNicest Citizens: 11,858thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,155thHealthiest Citizens: 12,263rdMost Advanced Public Education: 12,492ndMost Inclusive: 13,497thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,886thSmartest Citizens: 15,471stHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,674thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,402ndLowest Crime Rates: 19,706thLargest Governments: 21,610thHighest Poor Incomes: 25,391st
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 74th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 93rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 102nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 137th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 138th in the region

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