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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,702ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,928thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,504th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
For the Elix, or For Nothing!
Volus Valorrius Harkearean
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Norcourt

Population11.189 billion

CapitalNorcourtia
LeaderVolus Valorrius Harkearean
FaithThe Elixian Code

CurrencyKade
AnimalUlca

The Empire of Norcourt is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Volus Valorrius Harkearean with an iron fist, and remarkable for its vat-grown people, sprawling nuclear power plants, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 11.189 billion Norcourtians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Norcourtia. The average income tax rate is 91.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Norcourtian economy, worth a remarkable 1,864 trillion Kades a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 166,635 Kades, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Some are born loving old plays and some have old plays thrust upon them, military chiefs are predicting extra funding in this year's budget, student exchange programs are in trouble as everyone wants to leave but no-one wants to come, and foreign lack of enthusiasm for Norcourtian nose-flute disco metal is seen as a reasonable casus belli. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Norcourt's national animal is the Ulca, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Elixian Code.

Norcourt is ranked 160,468th in the world and 16th in Federation of Allies for Most Extreme, scoring 13.17 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,702ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,928thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,504thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,152ndMost Rebellious Youth: 6,304thLargest Governments: 6,331stHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,573rdLowest Crime Rates: 8,199thHighest Economic Output: 9,047thMost Developed: 9,488thLargest Retail Industry: 9,523rdMost Cultured: 9,914thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,296thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,383rdMost Advanced Public Education: 10,730thHighest Average Incomes: 11,033rdMost Corrupt Governments: 11,433rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,591stTop
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Smartest Citizens: 12,543rdMost Efficient Economies: 12,852ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,414thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,006thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,013thHealthiest Citizens: 14,071stMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,712thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,241stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,152ndMost Secular: 18,870thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,494thSafest: 21,415th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Norcourt's influence in Federation of Allies rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Norcourt was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Norcourt's influence in Federation of Allies fell from "Apprentice" to "Squire".
  • : Norcourt's influence in Federation of Allies rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Following new legislation in Norcourt, foreign lack of enthusiasm for Norcourtian nose-flute disco metal is seen as a reasonable casus belli.
  • : Following new legislation in Norcourt, student exchange programs are in trouble as everyone wants to leave but no-one wants to come.
  • : Following new legislation in Norcourt, military chiefs are predicting extra funding in this year's budget.
  • : Following new legislation in Norcourt, some are born loving old plays and some have old plays thrust upon them.
  • : Following new legislation in Norcourt, employees who skip lunch to avoid sub-par cafeteria food risk getting fired.
  • : Norcourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.

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