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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,371stMost Devout: 2,669thMost Armed: 3,131st
The Scandinavian Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Thou Ancient, Thou Free
King Gustaf VII
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The 3rd Swedish Empire

Population4.704 billion

LeaderKing Gustaf VII


The Scandinavian Commonwealth of The 3rd Swedish Empire is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by King Gustaf VII with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, daily referendums, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 4.704 billion Swedes 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 Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stockholm. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Swedish economy, worth 712 trillion crowns a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 151,432 crowns, with the richest citizens earning 8.2 times as much as the poorest.

The new airport at Mr. Giles' farm is panicking his sheep, the government is funneling billions into Cape The 3rd Swedish Empire following the shuttle crash, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market, and the government is in utter turmoil following the recent abolishment of the tax code. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The 3rd Swedish Empire's national animal is the Osprey, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Protestantism.

The 3rd Swedish Empire is ranked 133,354th in the world and 164th in New Western Empire for Most Pro-Market, scoring 36.44 on the Rand Index.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,371stMost Devout: 2,669thMost Armed: 3,131stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,842ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,700thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,811thLargest Black Market: 5,666thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,305thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,478thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,199thMost Influential: 8,550thHealthiest Citizens: 9,775thLowest Crime Rates: 9,781stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,043rdTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,935thHighest Average Incomes: 13,133rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,117thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,347thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,550thBest Weather: 16,680thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,700thSmartest Citizens: 17,080thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,517thMost Efficient Economies: 19,499th
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 26th in the region

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