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The United Corporations of Norstal

“Work Hard, Live Easy”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Ankh Mauta

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The United Corporations of Norstal is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Executive Chairman Niel with an even hand, and notable for its national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 14.343 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Education, although Commerce and Law & Order are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Coberg. The average income tax rate is 83%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Gambling and Book Publishing.

Droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, fresh food is a thing of the past due to onerous testing standards, the state is footing the bill for billionaires' lawyers, and women wear burqas to avoid unwanted male attention. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Norstal's national animal is the swan, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Universalism, and its currency is the Standardized Norse.

Norstal is ranked 3rd in Ankh Mauta and 4,756th in the world for Largest Populations, with 14,343 Capita (millions).

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 107 minutes ago

  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, women wear burqas to avoid unwanted male attention.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, the state is footing the bill for billionaires' lawyers.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, fresh food is a thing of the past due to onerous testing standards.
  • 4 days ago: Norstal was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 12 days ago: Norstal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Shortest Average Lifespan (last census: Top 5%).
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • 17 days ago: Norstal voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms"".
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, citizens are tied down and forced to watch educational videos on empathy.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps.

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