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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,222ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,463rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,729th
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Population9.399 billion



The Commonwealth of Nord-Norden is a colossal, genial nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, ubiquitous missile silos, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 9.399 billion Nordians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, liberal, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment, Public Transport, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Andenes. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Nordian economy, worth a remarkable 1,595 trillion crowns a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 169,789 crowns, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 867,092 per year while the poor average 18,302, a ratio of 47.4 to 1.

The daily weather forecast often predicts light showers of debris, passwords to nuclear codes must now contain upper and lower case characters, the 3rd Airborne Beekeepers are the most feared regiment in the Nordian military, and there's never a spare chair in the retirement home. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Nord-Norden's national animal is the lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Nord-Norden is ranked 171,848th in the world and 84th in Right to Life for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 48.04 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most Rebellious Youth: 1,222ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,463rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,729thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,886thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,087thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,303rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,576thHighest Drug Use: 2,806thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,045thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,094thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,168thLargest Retail Industry: 3,956thMost Inclusive: 4,101stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,206thSmartest Citizens: 5,418thMost Armed: 6,241stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,101stMost Beautiful Environments: 8,140thMost Secular: 8,703rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,276thHighest Average Incomes: 9,744thHighest Economic Output: 9,896thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,827thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,871stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,975thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,757thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,803rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,258thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,838thMost Efficient Economies: 17,858th
Most Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the region

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