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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,923rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,263rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,303rd
The Great Empire of
Father Knows Best State
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Zelato
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Norosia

Population2.3 billion

CapitalNew Dolholm
LeaderZelato
FaithAtheism

CurrencyMark
AnimalRat

The Great Empire of Norosia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Zelato with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.3 billion Norosians 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 Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Dolholm. The average income tax rate is 84.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Norosian economy, worth 484 trillion Marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 210,498 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Kids these days know how to throw a proper punch, Rat is one of the most popular forenames in Norosia, criminals are thrown to the Rats to repay their debt to society, and students learn how to disarm mines before understanding basic arithmetic. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Norosia's national animal is the Rat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Atheism.

Norosia is ranked 7,387th in the world and 5th in The Labyrinth for Largest Governments, scoring 36.57 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,923rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,263rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,303rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,534thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,779thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,806thHighest Average Incomes: 5,841stMost Corrupt Governments: 6,668thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,956thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,202ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,251stLargest Governments: 7,387thMost Developed: 7,503rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,646thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,812thLargest Retail Industry: 8,762ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,243rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,390thSmartest Citizens: 9,614thMost Avoided: 9,861stMost Secular: 9,938thLargest Black Market: 10,063rdMost Advanced Public Education: 10,691stLargest Publishing Industry: 10,710thMost Inclusive: 10,734thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,539thLargest Mining Sector: 12,580thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,059thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,557thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,104thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,017thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,009th
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Most Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Norosia, students learn how to disarm mines before understanding basic arithmetic.
  • : Following new legislation in Norosia, criminals are thrown to the Rats to repay their debt to society.
  • : Following new legislation in Norosia, Rat is one of the most popular forenames in Norosia.
  • : Norosia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Norosia, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch.
  • : Following new legislation in Norosia, student exchange programs are in trouble as everyone wants to leave but no-one wants to come.
  • : Following new legislation in Norosia, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.
  • : Following new legislation in Norosia, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system.
  • : Following new legislation in Norosia, CEOs are forced to cut coupons during important conference calls to make ends meet.
  • : Norosia was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Father Knows Best State".

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