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The Grand Duchy of Nordsville

“The northern lights guide us”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Niamark

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Nordsville

Population3.412 billion

CapitalNordsville
LeaderAhre-Ketil Lillehagen

CurrencyNordsvillean crown
Animalmoose

The Grand Duchy of Nordsville is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Ahre-Ketil Lillehagen with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and hatred of cheese. The quiet, industrious population of 3.412 billion Nordsvilleans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nordsville. The average income tax rate is 70.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Nordsvillean economy, worth 159 trillion Nordsvillean crowns a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 46,726 Nordsvillean crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Surrogate mothers are encouraged to refer to their wombs as 'rental space', builders across Nordsville are blocked up with orders for new public loos, clergy who start talking about politics are forced to take a holy vow of silence, and smoking is banned in public areas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nordsville's national animal is the moose, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Nordsville is ranked 28,680th in the world and 11th in Niamark for Lowest Crime Rates, with 75.77 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 7,091stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,937thBest Weather: 11,736thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,600thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,151stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,212thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,559thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,873rdLongest Average Lifespans: 22,477thHealthiest Citizens: 22,658thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,249th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Nordsville lodged a message on the Niamark Regional Message Board.
  • : Nordsville was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather and the Top 10% for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Nordsville lodged a message on the Niamark Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Nordsville, smoking is banned in public areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Nordsville, clergy who start talking about politics are forced to take a holy vow of silence.
  • : Following new legislation in Nordsville, builders across Nordsville are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Nordsville, surrogate mothers are encouraged to refer to their wombs as 'rental space'.
  • : Nordsville was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Nordsville voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Minineenee".
  • : Nordsville was endorsed by The Empire of Olubnan.

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