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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 688th Most Influential: 1,044th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,052nd
The Heathen Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
freedom gives strength
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Thorway

Population4.719 billion

CapitalHalmishamn
LeaderSøren Henningsen
FaithHeathenry

CurrencyCrown
AnimalRat

The Heathen Kingdom of Thorway is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Søren Henningsen with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and national health service. The compassionate, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 4.719 billion Thorwegians 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 Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Halmishamn. The average income tax rate is 66.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Thorwegian economy, worth 849 trillion Crowns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 180,040 Crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

The government is hoping that medical aid will speak louder than human rights abuses, love is a precious butterfly to be crushed under diplomatic protocol, walls don't have ears, and citizens sell their moldy bread as homemade penicillin. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Thorway's national animal is the Rat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Heathenry.

Thorway is ranked 7,598th in the world and 285th in The North Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 688thMost Influential: 1,044thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,052ndTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 1,835thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,945thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,036thLargest Black Market: 2,363rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,305thMost Inclusive: 3,425thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,846thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,315thMost Cultured: 4,320thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,871stHighest Crime Rates: 6,036thMost Efficient Economies: 7,598thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,705thHighest Average Incomes: 7,738thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,371stTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 9,153rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,172ndMost Developed: 9,818thSmartest Citizens: 11,174thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,695thNicest Citizens: 12,704thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,565thRudest Citizens: 14,238thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,272ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,783rdHighest Economic Output: 16,369th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 36th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 74th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 78th in the regionLargest Black Market: 80th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 94th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 123rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 185th in the regionMost Cultured: 203rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 216th in the regionMost Inclusive: 223rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 229th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 251st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 285th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 362nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 420th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 424th in the regionMost Influential: 427th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 437th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 481st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 483rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 509th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 524th in the regionMost Stationary: 532nd in the regionMost Average: 557th in the regionMost Developed: 582nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 621st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 624th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 672nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 721st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 721st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 789th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 815th in the regionLargest Governments: 827th in the regionLargest Populations: 881st in the region

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