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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,214thMost Income Equality: 19,080th
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Norman Hollow

Population934 million

Currencyhollowed oak

The Changed Man of Norman Hollow is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 934 million Norman Hollowians 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 Welfare, Education, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 64.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Norman Hollowian economy, worth 27.3 trillion hollowed oaks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Furniture Restoration industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Trout Farming, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 29,228 hollowed oaks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug, government reports are now used to teach toddlers to read, liberals and conservatives try to disqualify each other's candidates on the grounds that "their ideas would never work in the real world", and old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Norman Hollow's national animal is the ocelot, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Norman Hollow is ranked 99,629th in the world and 1,806th in Artificial Solar System for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 1,527.03 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,214thMost Income Equality: 19,080th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 174th in the regionSafest: 246th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 248th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 267th in the regionMost Secular: 275th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 328th in the regionMost Income Equality: 344th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 357th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 365th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 373rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 389th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 404th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 409th in the regionMost Inclusive: 447th in the region

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