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The Protectorate of Norrlands

“Opera Non Verba”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Hatchling

Location: Osiris

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Norrlands

Population15.206 billion

CapitalKuthburg
LeaderVandroiy Sowuli
FaithScience

Currencycredit
Animaldemon

The Protectorate of Norrlands is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Vandroiy Sowuli with a fair hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.206 billion Norrgeri hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kuthburg. The average income tax rate is 99.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Norrgeri economy, worth a remarkable 3,667 trillion credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 241,177 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians, internet searches for the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Norrgeri weed picker are way up, government reports are now used to teach toddlers to read, and primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit. Crime is totally unknown. Norrlands's national animal is the demon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Science.

Norrlands is ranked 221,880th in the world and 8,269th in Osiris for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -15.25 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 403rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 559thMost Cultured: 572ndMost Inclusive: 605thMost Compassionate Citizens: 609thMost Secular: 664thNicest Citizens: 674thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,112thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,113thSmartest Citizens: 1,175thSafest: 1,283rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,293rdLargest Governments: 1,308thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,385thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,463rdMost Developed: 1,539thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,874thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,914thHealthiest Citizens: 2,044thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,084thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,153rdTop
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Rudest Citizens: 2,328thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,346thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,663rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,905thHighest Economic Output: 3,161stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,330thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,475thHighest Average Incomes: 3,730thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,815thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,886thLowest Crime Rates: 5,590thMost Efficient Economies: 6,005thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,212thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,221stTop
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Largest Populations: 13,749thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,867thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,875thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,913th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Inclusive: 13th in the regionMost Secular: 13th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 37th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 40th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 41st in the regionLargest Governments: 45th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 45th in the regionMost Developed: 46th in the regionSafest: 51st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 61st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 62nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 77th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 78th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 84th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 85th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 87th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 98th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 100th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 118th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 136th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 161st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 200th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 204th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 213th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 261st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 293rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 309th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 333rd in the regionLargest Populations: 354th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 356th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 420th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 567th in the regionNudest: 600th in the region

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