Largest Information Technology Sector: 141st Most Efficient Economies: 201st Most Scientifically Advanced: 217th
The United Corporations of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Work Hard, Live Easy
Regional Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The United Corporations of Norstal is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Executive Chairman Niel with an even hand, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful population of 17.643 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 are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Coberg. The average income tax rate is 2.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Norsican economy, worth a remarkable 4,915 trillion Standardized Norses a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which 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 278,635 Standardized Norses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters, much of Norstal's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, tabloids coo over Executive Chairman Niel's expected child, and the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry. 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 858th in the world and 1st in Ankh Mauta for Highest Economic Output, with 4,915 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 141stMost Efficient Economies: 201stMost Scientifically Advanced: 217thSmartest Citizens: 321stLargest Publishing Industry: 504thMost Cultured: 533rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 678thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 735thHighest Economic Output: 858thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,266thHighest Average Incomes: 1,489thLargest Retail Industry: 1,766thHealthiest Citizens: 1,923rdTop
5%
Most Influential: 1,958thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,986thMost Avoided: 2,064thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,186thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,552ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,643rdMost Rebellious Youth: 2,855thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,868thLargest Mining Sector: 2,972ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,095thLargest Populations: 4,219thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,208thLowest Crime Rates: 5,611thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,626thSafest: 5,971stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,195thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,053rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,570thMost Pacifist: 9,523rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,602ndTop
10%
Most Developed: 10,984thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,243rdLargest Governments: 12,426thRudest Citizens: 13,337thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13,873rdLargest Black Market: 17,611thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,894th
Top
5%
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Norstal was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential and the Top 10% for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Norstal was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Norstal was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry and Most Pacifist and the Top 10% for Largest Insurance Industry and Most Secular.
  • : Norstal was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate and the Top 10% for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Norstal, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Norstal, tabloids coo over Executive Chairman Niel's expected child.
  • : Following new legislation in Norstal, much of Norstal's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • : Norstal's influence in Ankh Mauta rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Norstal was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Norstal's influence in Ankh Mauta fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".

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