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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 15,748thMost Devout: 18,051st
The Federal Republic of
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Noordtstad

Population169 million

Currencyguilder
AnimalFox

The Federal Republic of Noordtstad is a very large, genial nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, devout population of 169 million Noordtstadians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 32.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Noordtstadian economy, worth 6.47 trillion guilders a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is 38,293 guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators, fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, and all mothers are allowed six months fully-paid maternity leave. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Noordtstad's national animal is the Fox, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Noordtstad is ranked 97,027th in the world and 3,172nd in the West Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 62.52 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 15,748thMost Devout: 18,051st
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Most Average: 197th in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 353rd in the regionMost Devout: 394th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Noordtstad's influence in The West Pacific rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Following new legislation in Noordtstad, all mothers are allowed six months fully-paid maternity leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Noordtstad, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized.
  • : Noordtstad's influence in The West Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Noordtstad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
  • : Following new legislation in Noordtstad, fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate.
  • : Following new legislation in Noordtstad, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators.
  • : Following new legislation in Noordtstad, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Following new legislation in Noordtstad, airport security is provided by private companies.
  • : Following new legislation in Noordtstad, grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them.

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