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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,547th Most Influential: 2,082nd Least Corrupt Governments: 2,212th
The Empire of
New York Times Democracy
Through science will we reach the stars
Theodor Walve
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.532 billion

LeaderTheodor Walve


The Empire of Skandinavistan is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Theodor Walve with a fair hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.532 billion Skandinavistanians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stockholm. The average income tax rate is 82.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Skandinavistanian economy, worth 784 trillion Euros a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 141,819 Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

School kids who pretend to drive imaginary cars get a social worker and a police observer assigned to them, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations, crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, and atheist missionaries spread doubt overseas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Skandinavistan's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Skandinavistan is ranked 67,844th in the world and 2,894th in The East Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 37.43 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,547thTop
Most Influential: 2,082ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,212thSafest: 2,420thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,047thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,705thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,760thNicest Citizens: 3,950thBest Weather: 4,407thHealthiest Citizens: 5,012thMost Inclusive: 5,014thMost Developed: 5,218thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,344thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,388thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,865thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,958thSmartest Citizens: 6,150thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,162ndMost Pacifist: 7,407thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,737thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,409thMost Cultured: 10,015thLowest Crime Rates: 10,185thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,794thMost Secular: 10,879thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,237thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,286thLargest Governments: 11,325thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,612thHighest Average Incomes: 14,303rdLargest Welfare Programs: 14,345thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,346thMost Stationary: 15,636th
Least Corrupt Governments: 63rd in the regionSafest: 64th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 77th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 88th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 116th in the regionNicest Citizens: 116th in the regionBest Weather: 125th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 135th in the regionMost Influential: 138th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 138th in the regionMost Developed: 141st in the regionMost Inclusive: 151st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 151st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 153rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 153rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 164th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 168th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 171st in the regionMost Pacifist: 213th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 220th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 233rd in the regionMost Stationary: 236th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 243rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 254th in the regionMost Cultured: 255th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 257th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 264th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 266th in the regionLargest Governments: 267th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 317th in the regionLargest Populations: 326th in the regionMost Secular: 335th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 336th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 346th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 358th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 451st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 451st in the regionNudest: 465th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 553rd in the region

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