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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,969thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,403rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,585th
The Socialist Worker's Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Workers of Scandinavia, Unite!
Chairman Robert Mathiasson
Influence
Enforcer
Military Juggernaut
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Swaden

Population12.145 billion

CapitalStockholm
LeaderChairman Robert Mathiasson
FaithState Atheism

CurrencySwadenian Krone
AnimalMoose

The Socialist Worker's Republic of Swaden is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Chairman Robert Mathiasson with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 12.145 billion Swadenians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stockholm. The average income tax rate is 82.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Swadenian economy, worth a remarkable 2,185 trillion Swadenian Kroner 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile 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 impressive 179,987 Swadenian Kroner, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes, and space has been brought down to earth with constellations of cancer cases across Swaden. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Swaden's national animal is the Moose, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Swaden is ranked 130,957th in the world and 8th in United Federation of the Blanji Alliance for Most Income Equality, scoring 28.33 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,969thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,403rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,585thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,371stLargest Black Market: 5,841stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,910thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,152ndLargest Mining Sector: 6,326thLowest Crime Rates: 6,529thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,945thMost Patriotic: 8,525thHighest Economic Output: 8,582ndHighest Average Incomes: 9,709thLargest Governments: 10,031stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,398thMost Developed: 11,915thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,229thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 14,149thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,005thMost Stationary: 15,435thMost Secular: 15,558thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,191stMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,890thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,920thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,224thMost Efficient Economies: 18,081stSmartest Citizens: 18,115thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,946thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,219thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,366thLargest Insurance Industry: 24,465thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24,709thLargest Populations: 26,284thMost Influential: 27,150th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Swaden was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Swaden's influence in United Federation of the Blanji Alliance fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
  • : Swaden was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Swaden was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Following new legislation in Swaden, space has been brought down to earth with constellations of cancer cases across Swaden.
  • : Following new legislation in Swaden, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Swaden, election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll.
  • : Following new legislation in Swaden, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description.
  • : Following new legislation in Swaden, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.
  • : Following new legislation in Swaden, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance".

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