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Most Secular: 2,197thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,491stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,688th
The Jarldom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Meš lögum skal land byggja
Jarl Ragnar Flokisson
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population5.946 billion

LeaderJarl Ragnar Flokisson


The Jarldom of Stolkland is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Jarl Ragnar Flokisson with an even hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 5.946 billion Stolks 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Noršureyjar. The average income tax rate is 94.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Stolkish economy, worth 645 trillion Discovs a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 108,610 Discovs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Populations of two-headed Ravens have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites, police officers catch up on their paperwork while handing their caseload to PIs, mall countdown clocks warn that there are only 364 more shopping days until Maxxmas, and a new "thought police" branch is being developed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Stolkland's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Norse.

Stolkland is ranked 8,234th in the world and 4th in Lorania for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 3,610.07 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most Secular: 2,197thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 3,491stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,688thBest Weather: 5,433rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,685thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,000thSafest: 6,469thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,642ndMost Developed: 7,888thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,008thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,234thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,554thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,020thLowest Crime Rates: 9,166thHealthiest Citizens: 9,860thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,935thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,145thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,241stMost Subsidized Industry: 10,697thMost Influential: 10,918thLargest Governments: 11,145thMost Pacifist: 11,254thSmartest Citizens: 11,810thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 15,027thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,718thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,012thNicest Citizens: 16,537thMost Cultured: 16,974thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,239thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,424thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,858th
Most Secular: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Average: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Stolkland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Supporting People with Disabilities".
  • : Stolkland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Northern Borland"".
  • : Stolkland lodged a message on the Lorania Regional Message Board.
  • : Stolkland was endorsed by The Socialist Republic of Macari.
  • : Stolkland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Stolkland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Stolkland's influence in Lorania rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • : Stolkland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Northrop-Grumman".
  • : Stolkland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Singapore no2".
  • : Stolkland lodged a message on the Lorania Regional Message Board.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 7 » Sirian, Waldoven, Sail Nation, Seven Seas, Variz, Matroyska, and Macari.

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