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Largest Retail Industry: 2,208thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,465thLargest Black Market: 3,025th
The Not-So-Imperial Union of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Erövra, Förena, Blomstra!
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Vassal
WA Delegate / Homeland Officer
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Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The Imperial Union of Scandinavia

Population10.195 billion

CapitalStockholm
LeaderNiklas Haraldsson
FaithNorse Paganism

CurrencyKrona
AnimalBrown Bear

The Not-So-Imperial Union of The Imperial Union of Scandinavia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Niklas Haraldsson with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 10.195 billion Scandinavians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stockholm. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 85.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Scandinavian economy, worth a remarkable 2,428 trillion Kronor a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 238,161 Kronor, with the richest citizens earning 5.8 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign countries consider stepping on their grass to be a serious offense, food voucher forgeries are causing headaches for the police, the inside lane of every highway is for parked vehicles only, and Niklas Haraldsson has incinerated the international climate treaty in a public coal-burning ceremony. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Imperial Union of Scandinavia's national animal is the Brown Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Norse Paganism.

The Imperial Union of Scandinavia is ranked 13,897th in the world and 3rd in The Commonwealth of Crowns for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 8,077.49 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,465thLargest Black Market: 3,025thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,804thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,886thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,950thHighest Average Incomes: 4,004thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,015thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,702ndLargest Governments: 5,845thMost Efficient Economies: 5,930thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,031stLowest Crime Rates: 6,266thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,284thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,354thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,471stHighest Economic Output: 6,498thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,516thHealthiest Citizens: 6,622ndMost Developed: 6,891stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,174thMost Cultured: 7,366thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,158thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,629thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,026thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,172ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,570thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,693rdSmartest Citizens: 11,351stHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,042ndTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 12,589thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,822ndLargest Mining Sector: 13,897thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,027thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,622ndMost Secular: 18,682ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,946thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,699thMost Influential: 24,393rd
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the region

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