by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,191stMost Influential: 2,804thMost Devout: 6,451st
The Holy Nordic Kingdom of
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Population6.886 billion

LeaderKing Olafson the Magnificent
FaithSeventeenian Evangelical Church

AnimalEmperor Penguin

The Holy Nordic Kingdom of Blahblah2017 is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King Olafson the Magnificent with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-working, democratic, devout population of 6.886 billion Seventeeners 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 large, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Virkebloc. The average income tax rate is 67.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Seventeenian economy, worth 677 trillion Kroner a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 98,353 Kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows, the letters L, G, and B must never be grouped together, monocled merchants with funny accents are applying for Seventeenian citizenship in droves, and atheists are heavily taxed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blahblah2017's national animal is the Emperor Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Seventeenian Evangelical Church.

Blahblah2017 is ranked 134,431st in the world and 2,098th in the South Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 204 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,191stTop
Most Influential: 2,804thMost Devout: 6,451stSafest: 7,609thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,595thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,865thMost Pacifist: 10,737thMost Cultured: 11,136thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,262ndLargest Retail Industry: 11,898thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,917thTop
Best Weather: 12,249thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,869thSmartest Citizens: 14,906thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,007thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,360thHealthiest Citizens: 20,480thMost Developed: 20,557thLowest Crime Rates: 20,938thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,588th
Most Devout: 196th in the regionSafest: 262nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 308th in the regionMost Cultured: 332nd in the regionMost Influential: 345th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 362nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 365th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 381st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 398th in the regionMost Pacifist: 404th in the regionBest Weather: 405th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 427th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 429th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 466th in the regionLargest Populations: 467th in the regionRudest Citizens: 483rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 508th in the regionMost Developed: 599th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 613th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 622nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 627th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 707th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 734th in the regionMost Politically Free: 774th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 833rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 843rd in the region

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