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Most Devout: 8,295thBest Weather: 13,868thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,361st
The Glorious 2021 Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Liberty and Order
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Few

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Nordokarelia

Population2.107 billion

CapitalMatancera
LeaderEmperor Maximiliano I
FaithChristianity

CurrencyCross
AnimalCondor

The Glorious 2021 Empire of Nordokarelia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Maximiliano I with an iron fist, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, digital currency, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 2.107 billion Nordokarelians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Matancera. The average income tax rate is 43.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Nordokarelian economy, worth 148 trillion Crosses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 70,449 Crosses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's soldiers sleep four to a bed in order to use space economically, clergy do their best to cover up their old tattoos, libraries are refusing to stock A Midsummer Night's Dream because it has an ass in it, and the endangered saltwater humpback Condor is only seen in captivity programs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nordokarelia's national animal is the Condor, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Nordokarelia is ranked 129,158th in the world and 3,345th in the Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 1,263.97 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Devout: 8,295thTop
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Best Weather: 13,868thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,361stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,974thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,274thLargest Black Market: 19,840thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,875thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,202ndLowest Crime Rates: 20,331stMost Authoritarian: 22,439thLargest Agricultural Sector: 22,617thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,897thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,897th
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Most Devout: 150th in the regionLargest Black Market: 271st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 291st in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 300th in the regionBest Weather: 338th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 432nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 442nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 485th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 487th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 520th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 531st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 540th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 571st in the region

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