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Trolleborg

Population24.061 billion

CapitalTrolleborg City
LeaderVladimir Finn

Currencyflorin
Animalcat

The Republic of Trolleborg is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Vladimir Finn with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cheerful population of 24.061 billion Trolleborgians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trolleborg City. The average income tax rate is 30.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Trolleborgian economy, worth a remarkable 6,891 trillion florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 286,438 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Billions of florins are being poured into a space program, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Vladimir Finn's wardrobe, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Trolleborg as a reminder of their "special relationship", and board shorts have replaced board rooms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Trolleborg's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Trolleborg is ranked 253rd in the world and 16th in the South Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 7,383.55 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

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Best Weather: 118thHealthiest Citizens: 248thMost Beautiful Environments: 253rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 268thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 282ndMost Developed: 303rdLongest Average Lifespans: 331stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 402ndSafest: 406thMost Patriotic: 588thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 643rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 645thLeast Corrupt Governments: 758thMost Stationary: 973rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,033rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,039thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,043rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,109thHighest Economic Output: 1,223rdSmartest Citizens: 1,436thMost Cultured: 1,481stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,606thHighest Food Quality: 1,710thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,256thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,482ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,663rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,052ndLargest Governments: 3,720thNicest Citizens: 4,315thMost Pacifist: 4,752ndLargest Populations: 5,168thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,586thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,570thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,646thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,436thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,054thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,337thMost Influential: 11,875thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 14,194thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,462ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,497thMost Secular: 14,854thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,661stMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,309thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,267thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,443rd
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16th in the regionSafest: 17th in the regionMost Patriotic: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 24th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 26th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 36th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 37th in the regionMost Cultured: 41st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 44th in the regionLargest Populations: 46th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 47th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 48th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 55th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 56th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 70th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 76th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 91st in the regionLargest Governments: 105th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 146th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 152nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 153rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 177th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 207th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 246th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 310th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 382nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 397th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 398th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 405th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 432nd in the regionMost Secular: 473rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 605th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 609th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 643rd in the regionMost Influential: 746th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Trolleborg, board shorts have replaced board rooms.
  • : Following new legislation in Trolleborg, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Trolleborg as a reminder of their "special relationship".
  • : Trolleborg was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Trolleborg, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Vladimir Finn's wardrobe.
  • : Following new legislation in Trolleborg, billions of florins are being poured into a space program.
  • : Following new legislation in Trolleborg, "Mad Max: Returning Again to Barrydrome" is this year's unexpected summer blockbuster.
  • : Following new legislation in Trolleborg, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Vladimir Finn to meetings with foreign heads of state.
  • : Following new legislation in Trolleborg, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low.
  • : Following new legislation in Trolleborg, parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend.
  • : Following new legislation in Trolleborg, the nation's politicians are acknowledged as the most polite in the region to the dismay of comedians everywhere.

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