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Largest Publishing Industry: 46thMost Rebellious Youth: 114thHighest Crime Rates: 130th
The Syndicalist Union of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
For a better tomorrow
Chairman of the Congress Philip Balfour
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population23.136 billion

CapitalCongress City
LeaderChairman of the Congress Philip Balfour

CurrencyPeople's Econa

The Syndicalist Union of Ragnaria is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Chairman of the Congress Philip Balfour with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 23.136 billion Ragnarians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The tiny, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Congress City. The average income tax rate is 23.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ragnarian economy, worth a remarkable 6,661 trillion People's Econas 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Tourism, 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 an amazing 287,911 People's Econas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present, rumor has it that Chairman of the Congress Philip Balfour has won three lotteries in a row, recognizing the Ragnarian flag qualifies you for citizenship, and it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Ragnaria's national animal is the Akraklia, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ragnaria is ranked 518th in the world and 1st in The League of Socialist States for Least Corrupt Governments, with 98.14 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Largest Publishing Industry: 46thMost Rebellious Youth: 114thHighest Crime Rates: 130thMost Armed: 193rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 244thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 263rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 271stSmartest Citizens: 386thMost Secular: 466thLeast Corrupt Governments: 518thMost Scientifically Advanced: 573rdHighest Poor Incomes: 582ndNicest Citizens: 702ndHealthiest Citizens: 880thLargest Black Market: 999thHighest Economic Output: 1,037thMost Inclusive: 1,161stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,185thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,381stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,496thMost Developed: 1,976thMost Cultured: 2,013thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,236thBest Weather: 2,686thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,463rdLargest Populations: 4,364thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,400thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,218thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,054thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 12,454thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,304thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,335thLargest Governments: 17,700thMost Income Equality: 17,829thNudest: 19,967th

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