Most Efficient Economies: 195th Largest Information Technology Sector: 215th Most Scientifically Advanced: 311th
The United Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Work Hard, Live Easy
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Rank Trend

The United Republic of Norstal is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Eirson with an even hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, sprawling nuclear power plants, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful population of 18.086 billion Norsicans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Education, with Industry and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Coberg. The average income tax rate is 2.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Norsican economy, worth a remarkable 5,045 trillion Standardized Norses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 278,950 Standardized Norses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Oddly patriotic flash mobs spontaneously sing the national anthem, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program, bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes, and Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Coberg to enjoy their national art. Crime is totally unknown. Norstal's national animal is the swan, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Universalism.

Norstal is ranked 18,526th in the world and 7th in Ankh Mauta for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

Most Efficient Economies: 195thLargest Information Technology Sector: 215thMost Scientifically Advanced: 311thSmartest Citizens: 369thLargest Publishing Industry: 516thMost Cultured: 630thLargest Agricultural Sector: 699thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 875thHighest Economic Output: 896thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,474thHighest Average Incomes: 1,636thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,052ndLargest Retail Industry: 2,140thHealthiest Citizens: 2,209thMost Avoided: 2,320thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,380thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,773rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,005thMost Influential: 3,035thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,079thLargest Mining Sector: 3,204thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,364thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,371stLargest Populations: 4,385thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,402ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,710thSafest: 5,895thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,407thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,642ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,857thMost Pacifist: 8,573rdTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,839thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,991stMost Developed: 12,492ndLargest Governments: 12,713thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,017thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,070thLargest Black Market: 18,128thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,176thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18,262nd
Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Average: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Norstal's influence in Ankh Mauta fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Norstal was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes, the Top 5% for Most Pacifist, and the Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements, Largest Manufacturing Sector, and Nudest.
  • : Norstal's influence in Ankh Mauta rose from "Sprat" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Norstal altered its national flag.
  • : Norstal relocated from Lazarus to Ankh Mauta.
  • : Norstal was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Norstal ceased to exist.
  • : Norstal was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Norstal was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Norstal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.


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