The Itchy Red Patch of Norvikeland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Peoples Person of Odin with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, strictly enforced bedtime, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 24.871 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 85.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Norvikelandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,872 trillion vikadollars a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 75,304 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 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.
Most Recent Government Activity: 3 days 2 hours ago
- 3 days 2 hours ago: Norvikeland endorsed The Republic of Idaho State University.
- 9 days ago: Norvikeland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans (last census: Top 10%).
- 14 days ago: Norvikeland was endorsed by The Republic of Idaho State University.
- 21 days ago: Norvikeland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
- 45 days ago: Norvikeland was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Influential (last census: Top 5%).
- 47 days ago: Norvikeland was endorsed by The Royaume of Nouvel Acadie.
- 50 days ago: Norvikeland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- 53 days ago: Norvikeland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
- 53 days ago: Norvikeland's influence in Wysteria fell from "Ambassador" to "Diplomat".
- 56 days ago: Norvikeland endorsed The United States of Gharin.