The Desolation of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Don't Get Lost
Regional Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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The Desolation of The Haunted Woods is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Phantom Guide with a fair hand, and remarkable for its lack of airports, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 9.248 billion poor unfortunate souls hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is solely concerned with Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Graveyard. The average income tax rate is 85.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant cannon fodder economy, worth 95.4 trillion corpses a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 10,318 corpses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, the space program has been scrapped in order to focus on more terrestrial pursuits, Members of Parliament are often found living in cardboard boxes, and street gangs rule most of the nation's major cities. 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 1st in Yanxi and 2,432nd in the world for Highest Drug Use, scoring 355 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 hours ago

  • 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, street gangs rule most of the nation's major cities.
  • 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, Members of Parliament are often found living in cardboard boxes.
  • 3 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, the space program has been scrapped in order to focus on more terrestrial pursuits.
  • 3 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.
  • 3 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in the Phantom Guide's bedroom.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, midnight pizza breaks are common among the work-from-home population.

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