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Most Secular: 2,211thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,496thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,392nd
The Jarldom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Meš lögum skal land byggja
Jarl Ragnar Flokisson
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Population6.241 billion

LeaderJarl Ragnar Flokisson


The Jarldom of Stolkland is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Jarl Ragnar Flokisson with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, hatred of cheese, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 6.241 billion Stolks 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Noršureyjar. The average income tax rate is 94.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Stolkish economy, worth 669 trillion Discovs a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 107,282 Discovs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Populations of two-headed Ravens have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites, police officers catch up on their paperwork while handing their caseload to PIs, mall countdown clocks warn that there are only 364 more shopping days until Maxxmas, and a new "thought police" branch is being developed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Stolkland's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Norse.

Stolkland is ranked 24,710th in the world and 12th in Lorania for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 6,720.13 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Secular: 2,211thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 3,496thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,392ndBest Weather: 5,193rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,698thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,835thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,575thSafest: 6,629thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,909thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,914thMost Developed: 8,009thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,708thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,878thLowest Crime Rates: 9,336thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,694thMost Influential: 9,824thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,828thHealthiest Citizens: 10,076thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,157thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,448thMost Pacifist: 11,206thLargest Governments: 11,265thSmartest Citizens: 12,030thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 15,080thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,925thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,199thNicest Citizens: 16,677thMost Cultured: 17,150thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,820thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,169th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Average: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the region

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