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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,406th Most Influential: 2,764th Safest: 8,802nd
The Free Land of
Democratic Socialists
May we prosper, or at least die trying.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population738 million


Animalhermit crab

The Free Land of Svalenbard is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its national health service, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 738 million Svalenbards are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dimocratia. The average income tax rate is 61.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Svalenbard economy, worth 66.1 trillion florins a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 89,575 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The decommissioned tank divisions of other nations are being bought up en masse by Svalenbard, old warplanes and tanks that break down can't be repaired since no one makes the parts anymore, more money is spent on policing the welfare system for abuse than on the welfare system itself, and the Museum of Blackacrean War Crimes is located on "Blackacre Did Nothing Wrong Avenue". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Svalenbard's national animal is the hermit crab, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Svalenbard is ranked 16,022nd in the world and 796th in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 53.38 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,406thTop
Most Influential: 2,764thTop
Safest: 8,802ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,389thBest Weather: 11,276thMost Inclusive: 13,236thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,463rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,851stMost Pacifist: 14,313thNicest Citizens: 15,219thMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,022ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,169thHealthiest Citizens: 16,668thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,903rdLongest Average Lifespans: 16,904th
Safest: 467th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 510th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 563rd in the regionBest Weather: 637th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 713th in the regionMost Pacifist: 762nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 782nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 796th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 841st in the regionMost Influential: 854th in the regionNicest Citizens: 857th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 886th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 899th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 907th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 918th in the region

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