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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,818th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,988th Most Influential: 2,159th
The Empire of
New York Times Democracy
Through science will we reach the stars
Theodor Walve
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Skandinavistan

Population4.699 billion

CapitalStockholm
LeaderTheodor Walve

CurrencyEuro
AnimalDragon

The Empire of Skandinavistan is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Theodor Walve with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.699 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stockholm. The average income tax rate is 80.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Skandinavistanian economy, worth 651 trillion Euros a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 138,706 Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The nation locks people up and tells them they're mad for compassion's sake, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Skandinavistanian Liberator", the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Skandinavistan, and weapons are only sold to foreign governments that are legitimate enough to not bounce the cheque. 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 11,659th in the world and 357th in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 84.66 Atheism Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,818thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,988thMost Influential: 2,159thSafest: 2,445thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,067thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,597thNicest Citizens: 3,844thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,984thBest Weather: 4,637thMost Inclusive: 5,058thHealthiest Citizens: 5,265thMost Developed: 5,478thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,587thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,761stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,182ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,386thSmartest Citizens: 6,491stMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,446thMost Pacifist: 7,716thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 10,054thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,200thLowest Crime Rates: 10,610thMost Cultured: 10,690thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,600thMost Secular: 11,659thLargest Governments: 12,480thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,695thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,631stHighest Poor Incomes: 13,756thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,963rdHighest Average Incomes: 15,457thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,528th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 53rd in the regionSafest: 62nd in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 76th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 94th in the regionNicest Citizens: 105th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 106th in the regionBest Weather: 132nd in the regionMost Influential: 133rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 140th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 147th in the regionMost Developed: 154th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 156th in the regionMost Inclusive: 157th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 161st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 161st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 171st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 177th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 183rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 220th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 256th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 259th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 266th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 267th in the regionMost Stationary: 268th in the regionMost Cultured: 270th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 287th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 294th in the regionLargest Governments: 294th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 301st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 336th in the regionMost Secular: 357th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 368th in the regionLargest Populations: 368th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 382nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 386th in the regionNudest: 473rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 524th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 542nd in the region

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