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Least Corrupt Governments: 277thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,284thSafest: 1,745th
The Dominion of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Alone we rule
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Nornheim

Population19.495 billion

CapitalHeimsbrunnir
LeaderOdin

Currencycoin
Animalsnowfox

The Dominion of Nornheim is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Odin with an even hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 19.495 billion Nornheimians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Heimsbrunnir. The average income tax rate is 26.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Nornheimian economy, worth a remarkable 2,638 trillion coins a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 135,321 coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Political satirists and late night comedians weep as the government begins cleaning up its act, crackheads chase drug-loaded drones in hopes of a lucky drop, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Heimsbrunnir to enjoy their national art, and the ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Nornheim's national animal is the snowfox, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Nornheim is ranked 3,498th in the world and 9th in Equilism for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 16,520.28 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 277thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,284thSafest: 1,745thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,965thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,087thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,452ndMost Developed: 2,463rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,150thHighest Food Quality: 3,278thBest Weather: 3,439thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,498thHealthiest Citizens: 3,592ndMost Cultured: 3,804thMost Secular: 4,171stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,477thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,877thMost Inclusive: 4,990thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,090thHighest Economic Output: 6,134thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,266thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,738thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,009thRudest Citizens: 8,235thLargest Populations: 8,985thTop
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Most Stationary: 12,650thMost Influential: 15,160thMost Efficient Economies: 16,564thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,558thHighest Average Incomes: 18,095thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,343rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,649th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Nornheim, the ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels.
  • : Following new legislation in Nornheim, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Heimsbrunnir to enjoy their national art.
  • : Following new legislation in Nornheim, crackheads chase drug-loaded drones in hopes of a lucky drop.
  • : Following new legislation in Nornheim, political satirists and late night comedians weep as the government begins cleaning up its act.
  • : Following new legislation in Nornheim, teenagers claim that morning paper rounds are performance art.
  • : Following new legislation in Nornheim, corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients.
  • : Following new legislation in Nornheim, community organizers have given up going door to door because nobody is home.
  • : Following new legislation in Nornheim, bike rage is all the rage.
  • : Following new legislation in Nornheim, short shrift is being given to applications for political asylum from illegal immigrants.
  • : Following new legislation in Nornheim, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.

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