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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,527thMost Influential: 3,815thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,964th
The Hanseatic Commonwealth of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Fields of Gold and a Will of Steel
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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German Spitsbergen

Population2.1 billion

LeaderWernher von Kassius
FaithOrange Catholicism


The Hanseatic Commonwealth of German Spitsbergen is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Wernher von Kassius with an iron fist, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.1 billion Spitsbergeners are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nordstadt. The average income tax rate is 62.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Spitsbergener economy, worth 282 trillion Nordsmarks 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 Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 134,300 Nordsmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, and hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. German Spitsbergen's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Orange Catholicism.

German Spitsbergen is ranked 14,332nd in the world and 807th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 87.67 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,527thTop
Most Influential: 3,815thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,964thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,827thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,832ndTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,265thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,528thMost Developed: 14,332ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,274thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,820thLowest Crime Rates: 16,845thHealthiest Citizens: 17,678thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,745thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,020thHighest Average Incomes: 18,365thSmartest Citizens: 18,468thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,990thSafest: 20,084thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,149thLargest Governments: 22,883rdBest Weather: 23,134thMost Valuable International Artwork: 24,008th
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 361st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 408th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 528th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 537th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 738th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 763rd in the regionMost Developed: 807th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 822nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 880th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 887th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 897th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 905th in the region

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