Most Stationary: 697th Largest Welfare Programs: 704th Largest Populations: 765th
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 sprawling nuclear power plants, smutty television, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 27.772 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 87.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Norvikelandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,128 trillion vikadollars a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 76,640 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 179,336th in the world and 110th in Wysteria for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -20.36 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most Stationary: 697thLargest Welfare Programs: 704thLargest Populations: 765thMost Influential: 837thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,213thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,568thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,368thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,569thHighest Economic Output: 3,888thMost Cultured: 4,911thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,137thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,152ndMost Developed: 5,463rdSmartest Citizens: 6,018thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,288thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,341stTop
Fattest Citizens: 9,987thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,450thRudest Citizens: 10,577thLargest Black Market: 11,623rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,091stHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,156thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,904thMost Devout: 16,902ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,161st
Largest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the region

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