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Most Authoritarian: 6,112th Most Conservative: 7,034th Most Ignorant Citizens: 9,295th
The United Socialist States of
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Alt For Norge
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Norwegian SSR

Population404 million

CurrencyNorwegian Krona
AnimalPolar Bear

The United Socialist States of Norwegian SSR is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, soft-spoken computers, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 404 million Norwegians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 57.7%.

The sizeable but inefficient Norwegian economy, worth 16.2 trillion Norwegian Kronor 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Woodchip Exports, Retail, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 40,112 Norwegian Kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

The Snapgram channel "Embarrassing Baby Leader Pics" has made Leader's mom a celebrity, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows, it's rare to find an unchewed pencil, and policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Norwegian SSR's national animal is the Polar Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Norwegian SSR is ranked 154,312th in the world and 6,332nd in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 12 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Authoritarian: 6,112thMost Conservative: 7,034thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 9,295thMost Avoided: 11,815thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,024thMost Extreme: 13,180thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,748th
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Most Avoided: 294th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 357th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 389th in the regionMost Conservative: 391st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 405th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 425th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 455th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 487th in the regionMost Extreme: 572nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 575th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 686th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Norwegian SSR, policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence'.
  • : Following new legislation in Norwegian SSR, it's rare to find an unchewed pencil.
  • : Following new legislation in Norwegian SSR, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows.
  • : Following new legislation in Norwegian SSR, the Snapgram channel "Embarrassing Baby Leader Pics" has made Leader's mom a celebrity.
  • : Following new legislation in Norwegian SSR, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Norwegian SSR was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Norwegian SSR was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Norwegian SSR, joggers are often arrested for breathing too heavily.
  • : Following new legislation in Norwegian SSR, funding for education has been redirected into the military.
  • : Following new legislation in Norwegian SSR, it's considered a civil right to be allowed to neglect and mistreat your own children.

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