Highest Crime Rates: 24th Most Armed: 42nd Best Weather: 59th
The Desolation of
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the Phantom Guide
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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 notable for its ritual sacrifices, complete lack of public education, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 12.144 billion Blind Followers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, outspoken individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Environment, with Law & Order and Defense not funded at all. 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 12.7 trillion corpses a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Information Technology industry. Average income is 1,042 corpses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Teenagers across the country are celebrating the defeat of a national curfew bill, military funding has been stripped back, surveillance cameras are banned, and citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. 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 153,935th in the world and 195th in Forest for Highest Poor Incomes, with 694.49 Standard Monetary Units.

Highest Crime Rates: 24thMost Armed: 42ndBest Weather: 59thMost Ignorant Citizens: 109thMost Rebellious Youth: 119thMost Beautiful Environments: 160thMost Cheerful Citizens: 206thLongest Average Lifespans: 699thMost Cultured: 1,311thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,587thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,628thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3,167thRudest Citizens: 3,729thNicest Citizens: 4,112thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,999thHighest Drug Use: 5,241stMost Politically Free: 5,691stNudest: 6,722ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,102ndTop
Largest Populations: 8,370thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,437th
Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 12th in the regionMost Politically Free: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionNudest: 15th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 17th in the regionLargest Populations: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, military funding has been stripped back.
  • : The Haunted Woods voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Lone Wolves United".
  • : The Haunted Woods voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Foreign Patent Recognition"".
  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, teenagers across the country are celebrating the defeat of a national curfew bill.
  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys.
  • : The Haunted Woods was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, The Phantom Guide has no checks and balances after the upper house was abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, auditors are gutting every governmental department.


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Endorsements Received: 6 » Caracasus, Eryndlynd, Mount Seymour, Bearadise, Frieden-und Freudenland, and Ransium.

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