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The United Corporations of Norstal

“Work Hard, Live Easy”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Ankh Mauta

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The United Corporations of Norstal is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Executive Chairman Niel with an even hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 13.271 billion are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Education, although Commerce and Law & Order are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Coberg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 89%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Gambling and Book Publishing.

Max Barry is this year's Miss Norstal, the Hanging Gardens account for half of Coberg's water use, oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds, and businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems. 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 83rd in Ankh Mauta and 120,908th in the world for Best Weather, with -649 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 hours ago

  • 7 days ago: Norstal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Police Ratios.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, the Hanging Gardens account for half of Coberg's water use.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, Max Barry is this year's Miss Norstal.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, almost all of Norstal's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, the government subsidizes everything from particle physics to fabric softeners.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Norstal, the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people'.

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