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The Royal Maritime Union of New Vinland

“L'étoile du nord est toujours fidèle.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Canada

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The Royal Maritime Union of New Vinland is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prime Minister James Bell with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls. The compassionate, intelligent population of 5.234 billion New Vinlandians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Commerce, Education, and the Environment. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of LaFontaine. The average income tax rate is 63%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

National parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys', inheritance tax has recently been abolished, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government, and government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Vinland's national animal is the Canada Lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is The Presbyterian Protestant Church, and its currency is the New Vinland pound.

New Vinland is ranked 57th in Canada and 15,143rd in the world for Safest, scoring 249 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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