by Max Barry

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Largest Welfare Programs: 7,076th Largest Populations: 10,292nd Most Rebellious Youth: 16,480th
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population14.973 billion

CapitalNy Stockholm
LeaderLeo III


The Kingdom of Skanden is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leo III with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, democratic population of 14.973 billion Skandes 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 large government prioritizes Welfare, with Healthcare, Education, and Industry also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ny Stockholm. The average income tax rate is 51.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Skandian economy, worth 708 trillion Kroner a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 47,345 Kroner, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The state considers itself the 'third parent' of every child in the nation, extreme political groups are outlawed, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Ny Stockholm as a backdrop, and consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed. Crime is totally unknown. Skanden's national animal is the Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Skanden is ranked 48,088th in the world and 1st in Flegavia for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 101.6 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 7,076thTop
Largest Populations: 10,292ndMost Rebellious Youth: 16,480th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Skanden was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Skanden's influence in Flegavia fell from "Hegemony" to "Superpower".
  • : Skanden's influence in Flegavia rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Hegemony".
  • : Skanden altered its national flag.
  • : Skanden relocated from Lazarus to Flegavia.
  • : Skanden was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Skanden ceased to exist in Flegavia.
  • : Skanden altered its national flag.
  • : Skanden's influence in Flegavia fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
  • : Skanden's influence in Flegavia rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Dominator".


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