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The Land of The Norion


Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific


The Norion

Population1.28 billion

CapitalNorion City
FaithThe Church of Mitski


The Land of The Norion is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Jazz with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.28 billion Norionians 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 enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Norion City. The average income tax rate is 77.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Norionian economy, worth 74.8 trillion uwus a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is 58,415 uwus, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Workers of "fairweather faith" claim six months of paid leave for holy days per year, the Norionian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas, extreme political groups are outlawed, and 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of The Norion's radio stations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Norion's national animal is the worm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Church of Mitski.

The Norion is ranked 11,910th in the world and 1,324th in The North Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 2,991 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,067thMost Pacifist: 4,885thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,754thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,266thNicest Citizens: 6,281stLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,366thSafest: 6,405thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,830thTop
Most Income Equality: 8,016thMost Inclusive: 8,435thBest Weather: 11,641stMost Influential: 11,910thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,336thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,756thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,225thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,975thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,761stMost Cultured: 14,959thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,993rd
Most Pacifist: 286th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 292nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 327th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 338th in the regionSafest: 340th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 343rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 355th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 399th in the regionNudest: 513th in the regionMost Inclusive: 515th in the regionBest Weather: 640th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 658th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 660th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 671st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 690th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 724th in the region

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