by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 848thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,198thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,430th
The Grand Norse Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Ljónshjartahet, Réttlćti og Stǫđugleikr.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population17.226 billion

LeaderNiklas II
FaithNorthern deism

Animalgreat raven

The Grand Norse Empire of Khuravia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Niklas II with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, flagrant waste-dumping, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 17.226 billion Khuravians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Keiservik. The average income tax rate is 44.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Khuravian economy, worth a remarkable 4,454 trillion silvurmarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 258,565 silvurmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals, waste is frequently shipped to other countries, Keiservik's iconic yellow taxis are nowhere to be seen, and the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Khuravia's national animal is the great raven, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Northern deism.

Khuravia is ranked 222,114th in the world and 768th in Europe for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 0.39 on the Hayek Index.

Most Influential: 848thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,198thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,430thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,507thLargest Black Market: 1,842ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,006thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,202ndMost Armed: 2,255thLargest Mining Sector: 2,270thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,622ndTop
Most Patriotic: 2,928thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,065thHighest Economic Output: 3,068thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,492ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,550thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,423rdLargest Retail Industry: 5,240thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,325thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,605thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,653rdMost Secular: 6,144thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,307thMost Efficient Economies: 7,078thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,995thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,157thLowest Crime Rates: 8,758thMost Developed: 10,010thMost Cultured: 10,712thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,808thSmartest Citizens: 12,795thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,940thLargest Governments: 13,575thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 13,993rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,821stLargest Populations: 15,497thHealthiest Citizens: 16,027thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,137thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,764th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 18th in the regionMost Armed: 20th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionMost Patriotic: 32nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 37th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 38th in the regionLargest Populations: 46th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 55th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 59th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 64th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 68th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 79th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 100th in the regionMost Secular: 102nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 104th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 107th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 111th in the region

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