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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,645th Most Pacifist: 2,836th Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,092nd
The Commonwealth of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Pax, Lux, Et Nix
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Superb

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Nordisle

Population1.772 billion

CapitalCap Baffin
LeaderÉtienne Holm

CurrencyArgent
AnimalArctic Fox

The Commonwealth of Nordisle is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Étienne Holm with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.772 billion Nordisleans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cap Baffin. The average income tax rate is 92.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Nordislean economy, worth 190 trillion Argents a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 107,359 Argents, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is mandatory to learn evolution in schools, government agents stalk the aisles of grocery stores for out-of-stock medications, animal liberationists receive government funding to break into animal research labs, and the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nordisle's national animal is the Arctic Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Nordisle is ranked 3,092nd in the world and 8th in New Western Empire for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 84 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,645thMost Pacifist: 2,836thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,092ndBest Weather: 3,146thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,154thNicest Citizens: 3,428thSafest: 3,722ndLargest Welfare Programs: 4,015thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,373rdMost Inclusive: 4,879thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,905thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,013thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,203rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,215thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,300thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,452ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,832ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,999thMost Secular: 6,546thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 8,442ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,141stLargest Publishing Industry: 9,173rdSmartest Citizens: 9,868thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,892ndMost Income Equality: 10,432ndLargest Governments: 10,638thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,840thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,850thMost Cultured: 12,589thMost Developed: 14,501st
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Most Pacifist: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionMost Income Equality: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the regionMost Inclusive: 21st in the region

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