by Max Barry

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Best Weather: 380thHealthiest Citizens: 802ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 840th
The Nordic Fenno-Fascist Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
A famous member of the infamous part of NationStates
Lord-President Markus Sarasti-Varis
✠ Cancellarius ✠ / Imperial Minister of Truth
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population15.357 billion

CapitalGrand-City Kalevala
LeaderLord-President Markus Sarasti-Varis
FaithNational-Evangelist Lutheranism

CurrencyGold Standard Imperial Fennomark
AnimalWhite Lynx Viri Septentrionalis

The Nordic Fenno-Fascist Empire of Atsuria is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Lord-President Markus Sarasti-Varis with an iron fist, and notable for its aversion to nipples, public floggings, and national health service. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.357 billion Fascist Atsurians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand-City Kalevala. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Atsurian economy, worth a remarkable 1,736 trillion Gold Standard Imperial Fennomarks a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 113,097 Gold Standard Imperial Fennomarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation has always been at war with Bigtopia, immigrants are required to salute the flag five times a day, mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt, and National-Evangelist Lutheranism now admits men and women into its clergy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Atsuria's national animal is the White Lynx Viri Septentrionalis, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is National-Evangelist Lutheranism.

Atsuria is ranked 182,782nd in the world and 21st in Fifth Empire for Most Politically Free, scoring 13.29 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Best Weather: 380thHealthiest Citizens: 802ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 840thMost Beautiful Environments: 860thLongest Average Lifespans: 890thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 972ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,028thMost Pacifist: 1,258thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,345thLowest Crime Rates: 1,428thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,558thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,875thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,145thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,138thNicest Citizens: 3,282ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,254thMost Devout: 4,351stMost Developed: 4,748thMost Influential: 4,811thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,880thLargest Governments: 5,837thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,334thHighest Economic Output: 8,926thMost Authoritarian: 9,635thSmartest Citizens: 9,719thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 11,810thLargest Populations: 12,791stMost Inclusive: 14,564thMost Cultured: 15,621stMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,398thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,807thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,588th
Most Pacifist: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the region

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