Largest Welfare Programs: 613th Most Stationary: 726th Most Influential: 739th
The Itchy Red Patch of
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The Itchy Red Patch of Norvikeland is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Peoples Person of Odin with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 27.041 billion Norvikelandingers enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 86.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Norvikelandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,069 trillion vikadollars a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 76,531 vikadollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

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 a very well-funded 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.

Norvikeland is ranked 127,338th in the world and 73rd in Wysteria for Most Authoritarian, with 0.12 Stalins.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 613thMost Stationary: 726thMost Influential: 739thLargest Populations: 775thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,195thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,107thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,151stHighest Economic Output: 3,724thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,732ndMost Developed: 4,522ndMost Cultured: 4,530thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,789thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,832ndSmartest Citizens: 5,464thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,723rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,749thRudest Citizens: 7,940thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 10,238thFattest Citizens: 10,458thLargest Black Market: 10,663rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,872ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,309thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,166thMost Devout: 16,886thMost Efficient Economies: 17,629th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the region

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