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The Not-So-Imperial Union of The Imperial Union of Scandinavia

“Erövra, Förena, Blomstra!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Location: The New Empire of Bunicken


The Imperial Union of Scandinavia

Population11.368 billion

LeaderNiklas Haraldsson
FaithNorse Paganism

AnimalBrown Bear

The Not-So-Imperial Union of The Imperial Union of Scandinavia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Niklas Haraldsson with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, digital currency, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 11.368 billion Scandinavians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stockholm. The average income tax rate is 86.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Scandinavian economy, worth a remarkable 2,702 trillion Kronor a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 237,724 Kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Home renovation projects take decades to complete, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs, thieves find battery shops juicier targets than banks, and every citizen sounds like a television news anchor. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Imperial Union of Scandinavia's national animal is the Brown Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Norse Paganism.

The Imperial Union of Scandinavia is ranked 235,728th in the world and 28th in The New Empire of Bunicken for Most Inclusive, scoring 13.8 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,317thLargest Retail Industry: 2,384thTop
Largest Black Market: 3,038thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,757thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,773rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,828thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,963rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,018thHighest Average Incomes: 4,243rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,493rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,504thLowest Crime Rates: 5,803rdLargest Governments: 5,903rdHighest Economic Output: 6,004thMost Efficient Economies: 6,178thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,568thHealthiest Citizens: 6,591stMost Developed: 6,679thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,820thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,912thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,022ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,226thMost Cultured: 7,443rdMost Subsidized Industry: 8,216thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,510thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,097thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,283rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,911thSmartest Citizens: 10,601stHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,649thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,118thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 12,540thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,091stMost Influential: 14,338thLargest Mining Sector: 15,022ndHighest Food Quality: 15,195thMost Patriotic: 16,662ndMost Secular: 17,562ndLargest Publishing Industry: 18,081stMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,635th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the region

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