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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 803rd Largest Retail Industry: 1,042nd Most Influential: 1,126th
The Heathen Kingdom of
New York Times Democracy
Peace and Justice for all
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend


Population2.524 billion

LeaderSøren Henningsen


The Heathen Kingdom of Thorway is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Søren Henningsen with a fair hand, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, smutty television, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 2.524 billion Thorwegians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Halmishamn. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 41.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Thorwegian economy, worth 366 trillion Crowns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 145,203 Crowns, with the richest citizens earning 6.4 times as much as the poorest.

Travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Thorway flights to avoid the pay lavatories, many believe that Søren Henningsen rules by divine right, hipster cyclists declare that "metal is dead", and the nation's once beautiful countryside has turned brown as farmers spray potent pesticides. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Thorway's national animal is the Rat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Heathenry.

Thorway is ranked 135,228th in the world and 7,537th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 407.8 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 803rdLargest Retail Industry: 1,042ndMost Influential: 1,126thTop
Highest Crime Rates: 2,476thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,743rdMost Inclusive: 4,605thLargest Black Market: 4,677thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,096thMost Cultured: 6,166thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,459thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,570thMost Efficient Economies: 8,701stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,834thMost Secular: 8,968thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,028thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,148thMost Armed: 10,167thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,136thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,207thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,378thMost Developed: 11,532ndHighest Average Incomes: 13,387thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,649thSmartest Citizens: 15,483rdNicest Citizens: 16,546thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,596thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,745th
Largest Retail Industry: 46th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 77th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 97th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 124th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 240th in the regionMost Inclusive: 277th in the regionMost Cultured: 288th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 348th in the regionMost Armed: 350th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 352nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 376th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 455th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 457th in the regionMost Secular: 461st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 466th in the regionMost Influential: 471st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 503rd in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 521st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 575th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 599th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 610th in the regionMost Developed: 646th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 701st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 717th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 809th in the regionNicest Citizens: 867th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 885th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 900th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 903rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 904th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Thorway was endorsed by The Free Land of Libertarian Utopian Project.
  • : Thorway voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Nazi Europa".
  • : Following new legislation in Thorway, the nation's once beautiful countryside has turned brown as farmers spray potent pesticides.
  • : Following new legislation in Thorway, hipster cyclists declare that "metal is dead".
  • : Following new legislation in Thorway, many believe that Søren Henningsen rules by divine right.
  • : Following new legislation in Thorway, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Thorway flights to avoid the pay lavatories.
  • : Thorway was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Thorway, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles.
  • : Following new legislation in Thorway, foreign spirits are hard to find due to an abundance of "Cletus and Jim Bob's Homemade Thorwegian Moonshine".
  • : Following new legislation in Thorway, soldiers must key in their passwords every time they want to reload their weapons.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 130 » Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Sunto, Great Bights Mum, Kwaj, Shadowrik, Omicron Persei V111, Enosville, Pallaith, Sil Dorsett, Holy Oranz, Frances Francis the First of France, General COE, Bharathvarsh, HMS Unicorn, Friently, Malta Comino Gozo, Shin-Hachioji, South Grand Mountain, Wineclaw, Siwale, Vszeklina, Kingdom of Space, Diodone, Rylam, American MapleStory, Anima Proxa, Selfgradatude, Wilkshire, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Necromonia, Sheppey, AdyLand, Prevaland, Kelvaros Prime, Sankami, Yaris, Buckerino, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Republic of Dixie, Palisede, Seven Hills, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, Lord Ravenclaw, Che Sana Und, Aerilia, Moubarakistan, and 80 others.Humptalumpta, Universal State Formula, Amerian States, Xentherida, The Lancerian Empire, PlanetPunk, Tredano, Pakistan 001, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Territorio di Nessuno, Lionia, Corfad, Phillywob, Wodan, Celebia, Forunte, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Thenaca, Beodarasc, Ainsworth, Pria Xennes, Buten, Xinchao, Victoriaans Nederlands, Midds Conia, Alice Gardens, Unimaginable Doom, New Lakemba, Apetopia, Hexago, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, SillyString, NatsukiLand, Malvad, Dodione, Merconitonitopia, Astal Aavors, Guyomartand, Avornica, Kek-, Eglise Sainte Eve, Alsatian Island, Illusia and Neverendia, Pop Prorp, The Mazur Empire, Rainengrad, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Puczovska, Ktyria, Morlanka, Atain, Canada GR, LaKronia, Mirandako Herri Errepublika, Cellorigo, Benolia, Pandessiand, Wesley Republic, Nueava Libertalia, Ka Ching, Albacria, Freienland, Zyvetskistaahn, The Galactic Triumvirate, Mordant99, Ozstan, Q w e r t y, Vyxia, ThE eNd oF eE, Sallanas, Guslantis, Underground Techno, THX1138, The Grand Forerunner Ecumene, Shibutani, FLARADESTRA, Californian Redwood, and Libertarian Utopian Project.

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