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The Empire of Skandinavistan

“Through science will we reach the stars”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Empire of Skandinavistan is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Theodor Walve with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, otherworldly petting zoo, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.545 billion Skandinavistanians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stockholm. The average income tax rate is 82.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Skandinavistanian economy, worth 786 trillion Euros a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 141,819 Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

School kids who pretend to drive imaginary cars get a social worker and a police observer assigned to them, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations, crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, and atheist missionaries spread doubt overseas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Skandinavistan's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Skandinavistan is ranked 45,665th in the world and 1,931st in The East Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 69.59 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,487thTop
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Most Influential: 2,081stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,209thSafest: 2,408thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,039thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,692ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,767thNicest Citizens: 3,938thBest Weather: 4,400thMost Inclusive: 4,999thHealthiest Citizens: 5,002ndMost Developed: 5,204thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,330thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,382ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,856thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,943rdSmartest Citizens: 6,145thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,143rdMost Pacifist: 7,384thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,705thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,383rdMost Cultured: 10,001stLowest Crime Rates: 10,179thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,769thMost Secular: 10,861stHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,202ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,281stLargest Governments: 11,301stHighest Poor Incomes: 13,613thHighest Average Incomes: 14,262ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,303rdLargest Welfare Programs: 14,324thMost Stationary: 15,618th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 66th in the regionSafest: 66th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 82nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 90th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 118th in the regionNicest Citizens: 120th in the regionBest Weather: 127th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 135th in the regionMost Influential: 135th in the regionMost Developed: 141st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 143rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 144th in the regionMost Inclusive: 150th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 153rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 160th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 167th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 170th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 175th in the regionMost Pacifist: 215th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 223rd in the regionMost Stationary: 232nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 242nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 246th in the regionMost Cultured: 256th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 261st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 264th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 272nd in the regionLargest Governments: 276th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 277th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 329th in the regionMost Secular: 346th in the regionLargest Populations: 349th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 349th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 355th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 372nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 462nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 463rd in the regionNudest: 484th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 572nd in the region

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