Extreme Country Makeover - Sweden


#1

After playing Democracy I find that I don’t recognize my own country, so I’ve modified the scenario file to something I think matches better. The drawback is that the Liberals are angry in this scenario, while IRL Swedish liberals don’t seem to have much to say about national service, armed police, or ID cards (as long as they’re completely voluntary.)
Crime is too low, really, but that’s what you get with those policies. My view is that armed police, and probably also ID cards, are overrated.

I’ve also fixed a grammatical error in the start message and changed some of the names that weren’t Swedish. Most of the last names seemed to be Danish or Norwegian, and some of the first names are completely unheard of.

This is how mission7.txt looks now:

[config]
population = 298
year=2735
month=0
debt=199074.5098
wealth = 0.142857143
name = Sweden
matrix = data/missions/mission7.mtx
unemployment=0.30625
militaryspending=0.40
religion = 0.04
flag = flag_sweden.bmp
startmessage = 	"Gratulerar! You have been chosen by the Swedish people as Prime Minister for the next 4 years. Your country currently has a public debt of 4 billion krona and the government currently has a trivial spending deficit. There are a number of problems and situations that already demand your attention."
currency = "Kr"
termlength = 4


[briefing]
texture = "sweden.bmp"
name = "Sweden"
population = "8.9 million"
unemployment = "4.9%"
termlength = "4 years"
debt = "51.8% of GDP"

[policies]
IncomeTax,0.75
CorporationTax,0.30
SalesTax,0.75
StatePensions,0.5
Recycling,0.5
CommunityPolicing,0.3
PrisonerTagging,0.5
BusSubsidies,0.5
ForeignAid,0.5
StateSchools,0.33
FaithSchoolSubsidies,0.5
Gambling,0.20
MaternityLeave,0.6
PetrolTax,0.75
BusLanes,0.5
UniversityGrants,0.8
CarTax,0.5
StateHealthService,0.29
StateHousing,0.5
TobaccoTax,0.5
UnemployedBenefit,0.75
Narcotics,0
HandgunLaws,0.8
AlcoholLaw,0.6
PoliceForce,0.35
Prisons,0.6
AlcoholTax,0.5
DisabilityBenefit,0.5
ChildBenefit,0.5
SmallBusinessGrants,0.25
PollutionControls,0.5
CarEmmissionsLimits,0.5
CCTVCameras,0.2
SpeedCameras,0.2
ArmedPolice,0.6
IDCards,0
RailSubsidies,0.6
RuralDevelopmentGrants,0.5
LabourLaws,0.75
AgricultureSubsidies,0.3
ImportTarrifs,0.2
BorderControls,0.2
FreeSchoolMeals,0.7
NationalService,0.25
ChildcareProvision,0.75
ConsumerRights,0.7
LegalAid,0.5
OrganDonation,0.25
JuryTrial,0.25
FreeBusPasses,0.25
CleanFuelSubsidy,0.25
StemCells,0.75

[name_male_first]
0 = "Jorgen"
1 = "Nils"
2 = "Kjell"
3 = "Sten"
4 = "Ulf"
5 = "Bjorn"

[name_female_first]
0 = "Karin"
1 = "Ingrid"
2 = "Rebecka"
3 = "Ulrika"
4 = "Maria"
5 = "Annika"

[name_last]
0 = "Andersson"
1 = "Bondeson"
2 = "Svensson"
3 = "Lundberg"
4 = "Isaksson"
5 = "Kjellin"