“You have one button. Ours is a nation of many buttons.”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Envoy
The Itchy Red Patch of Norvikeland is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Peoples Person of Odin with a fair hand, and remarkable for its devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 23.021 billion Norvikelandians 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Welfare, and the Environment. The average income tax rate is 92%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.
Record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been recorded, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail, crooks and people with too many kids are being kicked out of the country, and hospitals are amongst the best-funded in the region. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Norvikeland's national animal is the purple clad minotaur, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the vikadollar.
Most Recent Government Activity: 45 days ago
- 1 day 18 hours ago: Norvikeland was endorsed by The Suburban Might of Nordenwald.
- 10 days ago: Norvikeland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 5%).
- 22 days ago: Norvikeland's influence in Wysteria rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
- 29 days ago: Norvikeland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout (last census: Top 10%).
- 39 days ago: Norvikeland was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Thenationofthives.
- 45 days ago: Norvikeland lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.
- 45 days ago: Norvikeland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"".
- 45 days ago: Norvikeland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban of Perfidy in Warfare".
- 45 days ago: Norvikeland endorsed The Kind Dictatorship of Pullus Satura.
- 45 days ago: Norvikeland endorsed The Empire of Stragalestranspets.