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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,368thMost Devout: 2,664thMost Armed: 3,131st
The Scandinavian Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Thou Ancient, Thou Free
King Gustaf VII
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The 3rd Swedish Empire

Population4.711 billion

CapitalStockholm
LeaderKing Gustaf VII
FaithProtestantism

Currencycrown
AnimalOsprey

The Scandinavian Commonwealth of The 3rd Swedish Empire is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Gustaf VII with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, parental licensing program, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 4.711 billion Swedes 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, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stockholm. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Swedish economy, worth 713 trillion crowns a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 151,432 crowns, with the richest citizens earning 8.2 times as much as the poorest.

The new airport at Mr. Giles' farm is panicking his sheep, the government is funneling billions into Cape The 3rd Swedish Empire following the shuttle crash, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market, and the government is in utter turmoil following the recent abolishment of the tax code. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The 3rd Swedish Empire's national animal is the Osprey, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Protestantism.

The 3rd Swedish Empire is ranked 22,008th in the world and 91st in New Western Empire for Most Developed, scoring 79.94 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,368thMost Devout: 2,664thMost Armed: 3,131stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,838thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,694thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,809thLargest Black Market: 5,656thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,294thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,487thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,187thMost Influential: 8,554thHealthiest Citizens: 9,759thLowest Crime Rates: 9,767thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,035thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,929thHighest Average Incomes: 13,126thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,090thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,324thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,543rdBest Weather: 16,652ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,672ndSmartest Citizens: 17,058thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,484thMost Efficient Economies: 19,475th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 26th in the region

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