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The Into Nordic of West Sylvania

“I'm just here for the flags”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


West Sylvania

Population15.487 billion

LeaderMark Luther

AnimalZebra Spider

The Into Nordic of West Sylvania is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Mark Luther with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, unlimited-speed roads, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.487 billion Westsylvanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yinzburgh. The average income tax rate is 99.9%.

The enormous but inefficient West Sylvanian economy, worth a remarkable 2,193 trillion Ennats a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 141,665 Ennats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps, and populations of two-headed Zebra Spiders have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites. Crime is totally unknown. West Sylvania's national animal is the Zebra Spider, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

West Sylvania is ranked 1,472nd in the world and 69th in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 28,965.81 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 386thMost Rebellious Youth: 562ndMost Beautiful Environments: 693rdSmartest Citizens: 700thMost Pacifist: 811thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 823rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 901stHighest Average Tax Rates: 902ndLongest Average Lifespans: 971stMost Cultured: 1,064thNicest Citizens: 1,144thLargest Governments: 1,194thSafest: 1,201stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,205thHealthiest Citizens: 1,245thMost Influential: 1,334thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,379thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,472ndBest Weather: 1,492ndTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,797thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,062ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,129thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,486thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,253rdMost Inclusive: 3,607thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,737thLowest Crime Rates: 4,052ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,753rdHighest Economic Output: 5,479thMost Secular: 6,195thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,304thTop
Largest Populations: 9,417thNudest: 12,126thHighest Average Incomes: 14,308th
Least Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 24th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 50th in the regionMost Cultured: 52nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 53rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 54th in the regionLargest Governments: 57th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 62nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 63rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 64th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 69th in the regionNicest Citizens: 72nd in the regionSafest: 73rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 76th in the regionBest Weather: 85th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 89th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 95th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 96th in the regionLargest Populations: 122nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 139th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 161st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 168th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 191st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 225th in the regionMost Inclusive: 228th in the regionMost Secular: 326th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 332nd in the regionNudest: 357th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 529th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 612th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 695th in the regionMost Stationary: 813th in the region

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