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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,509thMost Primitive: 3,233rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,413th
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Magnus Dominus mecum sit
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Rare

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Great Nortend

Population7.198 billion

CapitalLendert-with-Cadell
LeaderKing Alexander II
FaithChurch of Nortend

Currencypound marten
Animallion

The Kingdom of Great Nortend is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Alexander II with an iron fist, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.198 billion Nortchmen are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lendert-with-Cadell. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 58.7%.

The powerhouse Erbonian economy, worth 558 trillion pound martens a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 77,654 pound martens, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 251,374 per year while the poor average 18,115, a ratio of 13.9 to 1.

The Coast Guard is pioneering a quixotic program to train fish, beat cops aren't named for the territory they patrol, the nation's police officers are famously miserable-looking, and farting etiquette is taught in schools. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Great Nortend's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of Nortend.

Great Nortend is ranked 97,556th in the world and 17th in Astyria for Best Weather, with 101 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,509thMost Primitive: 3,233rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,413thMost Devout: 5,150thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,733rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,803rdLargest Black Market: 10,218thTop
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Most Conservative: 15,332ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,486thMost Authoritarian: 21,062nd
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Great Nortend was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Great Nortend was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Great Nortend lodged a message on the Astyria Regional Message Board.
  • : Great Nortend was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Great Nortend was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Great Nortend was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Great Nortend's influence in Astyria rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Great Nortend was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Great Nortend was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Nortend, farting etiquette is taught in schools.

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