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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,342ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,008thMost Influential: 3,309th
The Hanseatic Commonwealth of
Father Knows Best State
Fields of Gold and a Will of Steel
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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German Spitsbergen

Population2.21 billion

CapitalNordstadt
LeaderWernher von Kassius
FaithOrange Catholicism

CurrencyNordsmark
Animalwolf

The Hanseatic Commonwealth of German Spitsbergen is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Wernher von Kassius with an iron fist, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, frequent executions, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.21 billion Spitsbergeners 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 Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nordstadt. The average income tax rate is 57.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Spitsbergener economy, worth 301 trillion Nordsmarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 136,353 Nordsmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings, the red star of communism has been replaced by the gold star of the McRonald's badge, the government spends billions to protect German Spitsbergen from a disaster that is one in a million, and Spitsbergeners seem to be catching more chills. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. German Spitsbergen's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Orange Catholicism.

German Spitsbergen is ranked 77,869th in the world and 3,517th in The North Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 57.76 Insults Per Minute.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,342ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,008thTop
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Most Influential: 3,309thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,722ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,297thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,819thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,961stTop
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Most Developed: 12,552ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,196thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,736thHealthiest Citizens: 17,636thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,726thHighest Average Incomes: 17,739thSmartest Citizens: 18,206thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,409thLowest Crime Rates: 18,526thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,006thSafest: 20,214thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,327thBest Weather: 22,903rdMost Efficient Economies: 23,067thLargest Governments: 23,334th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 199th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 362nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 412th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 532nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 539th in the regionMost Developed: 725th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 736th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 839th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 873rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 876th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 879th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 899th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 949th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 949th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 952nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 958th in the regionMost Influential: 967th in the region

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