by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 9,425thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,161stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,251st
The Democratic States of
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Population326 million



The Democratic States of Norelaw is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 326 million Norse 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Opplo. The average income tax rate is 47.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Norse economy, worth 31.6 trillion Pennigs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. Average income is 97,045 Pennigs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government, couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, and the Norelaw Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Norelaw's national animal is the Short-Haired-Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Norelaw is ranked 207,813th in the world and 8,290th in The North Pacific for Most Devout, with 6.39 Prayers Per Hour.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 9,425thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,161stTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,251stLargest Welfare Programs: 14,821stMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,681stMost Developed: 22,357th
Least Corrupt Governments: 549th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 709th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 712th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 775th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 850th in the region

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