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Nikolia

Population16.487 billion

CapitalCarigrad
LeaderKing Aleksandar II
FaithNikolian Catholic Church

CurrencyKruna
AnimalEagle

The Kingdom of Nikolia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by King Aleksandar II with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, unlimited-speed roads, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 16.487 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 Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carigrad. The average income tax rate is 81.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Nikolian economy, worth a remarkable 1,202 trillion Krunas a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 72,913 Krunas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

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 174,618th in the world and 13th in Astyria for Most Authoritarian, with 366.14 milliStalins.

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Most Stationary: 3,584thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,626thBest Weather: 3,903rdMost Influential: 4,681stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,976thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,886thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,866thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,125thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,610thLargest Populations: 10,842ndMost Cultured: 10,939thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 11,295thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,108thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,587thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,831stHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,219thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,408thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,629thMost Developed: 13,635thHighest Economic Output: 13,992ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,251stSafest: 16,107thMost Devout: 16,343rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,566thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,613thHealthiest Citizens: 17,131stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,479thSmartest Citizens: 19,354thMost Politically Free: 20,470th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Nikolia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Nikolia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Nikolia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Nikolia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Nikolia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations and Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Nikolia agreed to construct embassies between Astyria and Kali Yuga.
  • : Nikolia approved the World Assembly proposal "Commend Audioslavia".
  • : Nikolia approved the World Assembly proposal "Condemn Dolla Holla".
  • : Nikolia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Nikolia appointed The Over-complicated Empire etc of Trellin as Regional Cartographer with authority over Appearance, Communications, and Polls in Astyria.

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Aswick and Zitru.

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