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Most Stationary: 3,880th Most Influential: 4,112th Best Weather: 4,490th
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Population14.501 billion

LeaderKing Aleksandar II
FaithNikolian Catholic Church


The Kingdom of Nikolia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by King Aleksandar II with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 14.501 billion Nikolians 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, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carigrad. The average income tax rate is 77.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Nikolian economy, worth a remarkable 1,053 trillion Krunas a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Gambling. Average income is 72,626 Krunas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Loans are available for students from poor families, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour, and religious education is a new government priority. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nikolia's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Nikolian Catholic Church.

Nikolia is ranked 97,295th in the world and 9th in Astyria for Most Pro-Market, scoring 41.71 on the Rand Index.

Most Stationary: 3,880thMost Influential: 4,112thBest Weather: 4,490thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,559thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,716thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,096thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,552ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,613thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,994thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,999thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,076thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,167thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,985thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,105thLargest Populations: 11,258thMost Cultured: 11,406thMost Politically Free: 11,612thMost Developed: 11,640thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,474thMost Devout: 13,139thHighest Economic Output: 13,841stMost Advanced Public Education: 14,236thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,513thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,894thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,937thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,375thSafest: 16,261st
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Nikolia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
  • : Nikolia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Nikolia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Nikolia agreed to construct embassies between Astyria and Union of Newfound Eastern Dictatorships.
  • : Nikolia agreed to construct embassies between Astyria and The southern union of democracies.
  • : Nikolia's influence in Astyria rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Nikolia approved the World Assembly proposal "Repeal "Protection of Airspace"".
  • : Nikolia endorsed Consular.
  • : Nikolia was endorsed by Consular.
  • : Nikolia agreed to construct embassies between Astyria and Telseris.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 4 » Aswick, Zitru, Mesoland, and British Hifax.

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