by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 978th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,922nd Most Advanced Public Transport: 3,166th
The NorCon State of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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The NorCon State of Crumstain is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Karina Einarsson with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, avant-garde cinema, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 10.898 billion Crumstainians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crumstainia. The average income tax rate is 93.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Crumstainian economy, worth a remarkable 1,059 trillion Coalition Aurums a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 97,254 Coalition Aurums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Every workday begins with group therapy, books are so highly regarded in Crumstain that libraries are often revered as holy shrines, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program, and the country routinely whitewashes uncomfortable parts of its history. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Crumstain's national animal is the Northern Steed, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Malkbaconne.

Crumstain is ranked 173,451st in the world and 78th in International Northwestern Union for Most Avoided, scoring 0.42 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most Influential: 978thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,922ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,166thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,214thBest Weather: 3,678thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,692ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,253rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,476thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,685thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,830thMost Cultured: 5,021stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,635thHealthiest Citizens: 5,669thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,451stMost Devout: 6,858thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,949thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,994thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,157thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,131stMost Developed: 8,974thTop
Highest Economic Output: 9,735thLargest Governments: 10,142ndLargest Populations: 11,303rdHighest Drug Use: 11,869thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,292ndLowest Crime Rates: 12,786thSmartest Citizens: 13,206thMost Stationary: 15,817th
Highest Drug Use: 4th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the region

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