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The Grand Duchy of Norfshire

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Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: Union of Christian Nations

Regional Influence: Negotiator


The Grand Duchy of Norfshire is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Grand Duke Are John with an even hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, national health service, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 3.584 billion Norfshiremen are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shakey-Wakeyfield. The average income tax rate is 92.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Norfern' economy, worth 329 trillion Sceats a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 91,973 Sceats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Public toilets are famed for their rear entries, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, children need to wear helmets and safety harnesses before mounting a carousel horse, and psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Grand Duke Are John to meetings with foreign heads of state. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Norfshire's national animal is the Lamb, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Fook'em-ism.

Norfshire is ranked 178,195th in the world and 48th in Union of Christian Nations for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.94 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Devout: 698thMost Cultured: 1,554thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,862ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,899thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,100thTop
Best Weather: 2,899thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,969thNicest Citizens: 2,980thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,295thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,602ndMost Beautiful Environments: 3,654thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,198thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,605thHealthiest Citizens: 4,737thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,324thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,791stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,491stMost Influential: 9,536thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,285thMost Armed: 11,412thTop
Most Developed: 12,180thSafest: 13,890thLargest Governments: 14,232ndLowest Crime Rates: 16,564thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,925thSmartest Citizens: 22,294th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » Ecclestia, Introvert Hill, Thuans Islands, Concordare, Le Vichy France, The Sakhalinsk Empire, United Zealandic, and Eluney.