by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 536th Largest Welfare Programs: 637th Largest Populations: 720th
The Itchy Red Patch of
New York Times Democracy
Me winning isn't. You do.
Regional Influence
Ambassador
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Itchy Red Patch of Norvikeland is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Peoples Person of Odin with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, strictly enforced bedtime, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 29.55 billion Norvikelandingers 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 88.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Norvikelandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,272 trillion vikadollars a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 76,906 vikadollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been recorded, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail, crooks and people with too many kids are being kicked out of the country, and hospitals are amongst the best-funded in the region. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Norvikeland's national animal is the purple clad minotaur, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Norvikeland is ranked 144,683rd in the world and 85th in Wysteria for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.53 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Most Stationary: 536thLargest Welfare Programs: 637thLargest Populations: 720thMost Influential: 957thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 961stTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,743rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,813thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,869thHighest Economic Output: 3,663rdMost Rebellious Youth: 4,219thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,918thMost Cultured: 5,045thMost Developed: 5,152ndSmartest Citizens: 6,672ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,915thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,982ndTop
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Fattest Citizens: 7,625thRudest Citizens: 9,203rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,307thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,932ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,116thLargest Black Market: 12,384thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,670thMost Devout: 13,858th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Norvikeland's influence in Wysteria rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Norvikeland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Wrektopia".
  • : Norvikeland's influence in Wysteria fell from "Ambassador" to "Diplomat".
  • : Norvikeland's influence in Wysteria rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Norvikeland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Norvikeland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Norvikeland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Norvikeland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Norvikeland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Norvikeland lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Outter Micronesia, Hydroponic Nation, 66 Ducks, Stragalestranspets, Innato, and Laurarcor.

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