On 23 May 2003, with just under 100,000 active nations, a scan was performed to determine how many of each type of nation there are in the game.
Spoiler warning: if you don't want to know every type of UN classification in NationStates, stop reading!
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy is the most popular nation type, comprising just over 15% of all nations. It's closely followed by Democratic Socialists, with about 14%.
Interestingly, you have to get down to #6 on the list, Compulsory Consumerist State, before you find a nation type with more freedom on any scale than the middle-of-the-road Inoffensive Centrist Democracy -- and even then it's economic freedom at the expense of personal freedom. The first nation type to be clearly more liberty-loving than the default is Capitalist Paradise (#9).
|Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||15,090||15.5%|
|Father Knows Best State||9,512||9.8%|
|Iron Fist Consumerists||6,278||6.5%|
|Compulsory Consumerist State||5,526||5.7%|
|Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||5,077||5.2%|
|Corporate Police State||4,730||4.9%|
|New York Times Democracy||4,383||4.5%|
|Left-Leaning College State||3,981||4.1%|
|Liberal Democratic Socialists||2,662||2.7%|
|Civil Rights Lovefest||
|Libertarian Police State||506||0.5%|
|Iron Fist Socialists||392||0.4%|
|Tyranny by Majority||