|Leader||PM Athur Lockwood|
The Commonwealth of Norbarch is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by PM Athur Lockwood with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 4.008 billion Norbarchians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lockwood city. The average income tax rate is 85.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Norbarchian economy, worth 492 trillion Euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 122,923 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Weapons are only sold to foreign governments that are legitimate enough to not bounce the cheque, endangered bison are herded across the border to prevent them from trampling on native prairie grass, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program, and young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Norbarch's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Norbarch's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Norbarch was refounded in Lazarus.
- : Norbarch ceased to exist in Europe.
- : Norbarch was endorsed by The Kingdom of Greycastle.
- : Norbarch was endorsed by The Tranquil Lands of Corsoaua.
- : Norbarch was endorsed by The Fashionable Republic of Dervenland.
- : Norbarch was endorsed by The People's Republic of Noristoniaka.
- : Norbarch was endorsed by The Empire of Caescadia.
- : Norbarch was endorsed by The Holy White Power Kingdom of Gorzi.
- : Norbarch was endorsed by The Free Republic of Heplon.