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The Republic of Vest-Skandinavia

“Republic of Peace”

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

Location: Newlandia

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

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The Republic of Vest-Skandinavia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Socialist Party with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, soft-spoken computers, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.103 billion Skandinavians 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of International Workers City of Oslo. The average income tax rate is 57.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vest-Skandinavian economy, worth 444 trillion No Currencies a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 108,310 No Currencies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning, parties on cruise ships go off with a real bang, and buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel. Crime is totally unknown. Vest-Skandinavia's national animal is the No Animal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheist.

Vest-Skandinavia is ranked 14,155th in the world and 1st in Newlandia for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 2 valid endorsements.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,685thLargest Retail Industry: 8,012thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,554thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,575thTop
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Most Inclusive: 13,557thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,960thNicest Citizens: 14,146thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,155thMost Pacifist: 14,788thMost Developed: 16,497thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,308thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,361stHighest Poor Incomes: 18,867thHighest Food Quality: 19,162ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,233rdLargest Welfare Programs: 20,327thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,165thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,512thMost Influential: 23,976thSmartest Citizens: 24,117th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Landfield and Marrum Graecia.