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Norbarch

Population1.763 billion

CapitalLockwood city
LeaderPM Athur Lockwood

CurrencyEuro
AnimalOrang Utan

The Commonwealth of Norbarch is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by PM Athur Lockwood with an even hand, and notable for its soft-spoken computers, compulsory military service, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate population of 1.763 billion Norbarchians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lockwood city. The average income tax rate is 78.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Norbarchian economy, worth 201 trillion Euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 114,523 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People who tease dwarfs are being cut down to size, helping grandma with her Misgendering 101 homework is a national rite of passage, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public, and children are disappointed to learn that cavemen never had a yabba-dabba-doo time riding dinosaurs to work. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Norbarch's national animal is the Orang Utan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Norbarch is ranked 232,592nd in the world and 1,177th in Europe for Fattest Citizens, with 5.03 Obesity Rate.

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Most Influential: 2,856thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,907thBest Weather: 3,834thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,802ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,656thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,257thMost Pacifist: 7,382ndHealthiest Citizens: 7,460thMost Inclusive: 7,677thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,877thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,697thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,906thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,022ndSafest: 9,447thNicest Citizens: 9,615thMost Secular: 9,698thMost Developed: 10,061stMost Advanced Public Education: 10,543rdLowest Crime Rates: 11,427thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 12,435thSmartest Citizens: 12,757thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,946thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,189thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,216thLargest Governments: 17,874thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,866thMost Efficient Economies: 20,772ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,300thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,470thMost Income Equality: 23,557th
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Best Weather: 74th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 115th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 125th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 126th in the region

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