Highest Crime Rates: 27th Most Armed: 47th Best Weather: 62nd
The Desolation of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Don't Get Lost
the Phantom Guide
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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The Desolation of The Haunted Woods is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the Phantom Guide with a fair hand, and renowned for its lack of airports, unlimited-speed roads, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 11.79 billion Blind Followers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Graveyard. Income tax is unheard of.

The sizeable but stagnant Superstitious economy, worth 41.8 trillion corpses a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 3,548 corpses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace, nude art is becoming wildly popular, Book Publishing facilities are being turned into Will O' the Wisp habitats, and the lowest age at which one can marry has been recently lowered to 12. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Haunted Woods's national animal is the Will O' the Wisp, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Afterlife.

The Haunted Woods is ranked 151,010th in the world and 171st in Forest for Most Efficient Economies, scoring zero on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Highest Crime Rates: 27thMost Armed: 47thBest Weather: 62ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 117thMost Beautiful Environments: 122ndMost Rebellious Youth: 132ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 226thLongest Average Lifespans: 473rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 674thMost Cultured: 1,226thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,438thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1,614thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,466thMost Devout: 3,280thNicest Citizens: 5,144thNudest: 5,203rdHighest Drug Use: 5,250thRudest Citizens: 5,883rdMost Politically Free: 6,113thTop
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Largest Populations: 8,517th
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionMost Politically Free: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, the lowest age at which one can marry has been recently lowered to 12.
  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, Book Publishing facilities are being turned into Will O' the Wisp habitats.
  • : The Haunted Woods was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, the nation's youth is held blameless for all crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass.
  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, the space program has been scrapped in order to focus on more terrestrial pursuits.
  • : The Haunted Woods was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Politically Free.

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