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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,323rdSafest: 2,412thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,369th
The Empire of
New York Times Democracy
Through science will we reach the stars
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Nipper
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Skandinavistan

Population7.259 billion

CapitalStockholm
LeaderTheodor Walve

CurrencyEuro
AnimalDragon

The Empire of Skandinavistan is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Theodor Walve with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.259 billion Skandinavistanians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government prioritizes Education, although Defense, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stockholm. The average income tax rate is 84.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Skandinavistanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,048 trillion Euros a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 144,420 Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Being Theodor Walve has been voted one of the top ten most dangerous jobs, extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars, and tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Skandinavistan's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Skandinavistan is ranked 101,037th in the world and 3,743rd in Balder for Most Average, scoring 37.75 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,323rdSafest: 2,412thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,369thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,085thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,222ndBest Weather: 4,295thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,312thNicest Citizens: 4,499thHealthiest Citizens: 5,103rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,383rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,393rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,483rdMost Developed: 5,584thMost Inclusive: 5,663rdMost Influential: 5,729thSmartest Citizens: 5,862ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,251stMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,383rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,170thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,616thMost Cultured: 8,979thLowest Crime Rates: 9,898thTop
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Largest Governments: 10,696thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,803rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,286thMost Pacifist: 11,430thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,180thMost Secular: 12,502ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,814thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,150thHighest Average Incomes: 14,870thHighest Economic Output: 16,126thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,563rdMost Efficient Economies: 19,598th
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Most Influential: 31st in the regionTop
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Safest: 96th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 100th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 104th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 113th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 169th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 182nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 195th in the regionBest Weather: 196th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 224th in the regionMost Developed: 230th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 232nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 234th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 234th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 239th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 240th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 310th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 410th in the regionMost Cultured: 464th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 476th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 480th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 551st in the regionLargest Governments: 583rd in the regionMost Secular: 593rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 615th in the regionMost Pacifist: 624th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 638th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 641st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 723rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 740th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 753rd in the region

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