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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,173rdMost Influential: 4,642ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,078th
The Kingdom of
Left-wing Utopia Drugged-Out Hippies
Truth Shall Prevail
King John of Trondstorm
Minister of Defence
Civil Rights
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Population1.854 billion

LeaderKing John of Trondstorm


The Kingdom of Trondstorm is a massive, genial nation, ruled by King John of Trondstorm with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.854 billion Trondstormians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 76.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Trondstormian economy, worth 160 trillion Crowns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 86,476 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Criminal rehabilitation takes place in re-education centers, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, Trondstorm has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world, and saying 'Hi Guys' to a mixed gender group of people at work is a fireable offense. Crime is totally unknown. Trondstorm's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Trondstorm is ranked 97,435th in the world and 2,676th in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

Least Corrupt Governments: 2,173rdMost Influential: 4,642ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,078thMost Secular: 5,243rdBest Weather: 5,513thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,493rdNicest Citizens: 6,837thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,884thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,600thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,884thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,090thTop
Highest Drug Use: 9,204thSafest: 9,518thMost Pacifist: 10,085thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,131stLongest Average Lifespans: 10,193rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,387thHealthiest Citizens: 10,423rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,682ndMost Subsidized Industry: 11,720thMost Politically Free: 12,629thMost Inclusive: 12,685thMost Developed: 13,353rdMost Advanced Public Education: 14,483rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,296thSmartest Citizens: 16,924thMost Cultured: 17,158th
Least Corrupt Governments: 123rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 142nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 228th in the regionMost Politically Free: 239th in the regionMost Secular: 282nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 297th in the regionBest Weather: 313th in the regionNicest Citizens: 373rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 390th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 427th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 427th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 444th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 495th in the regionSafest: 500th in the regionMost Pacifist: 525th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 549th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 564th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 567th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 578th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 711th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 713th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 716th in the regionMost Developed: 719th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 720th in the regionMost Inclusive: 722nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 767th in the regionNudest: 775th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 792nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 798th in the regionMost Cultured: 814th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 858th in the region

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