Nation Breakdown

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!

1. The Graph

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).

Nation Breakdown graph

2. The Raw Data

UN Classification Number %
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy 15,090 15.5%
Democratic Socialists 13,423 13.8%
Father Knows Best State 9,512 9.8%
Iron Fist Consumerists 6,278 6.5%
Corrupt Dictatorship 5,602 5.8%
Compulsory Consumerist State 5,526 5.7%
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise 5,077 5.2%
Corporate Police State 4,730 4.9%
Capitalist Paradise 4,570 4.7%
New York Times Democracy 4,383 4.5%
Left-Leaning College State 3,981 4.1%
Psychotic Dictatorship 3,527 3.6%
Liberal Democratic Socialists 2,662 2.7%
Moralistic Democracy 2,194 2.3%
Authoritarian Democracy 1,671 1.7%
Civil Rights Lovefest

1,653

1.7%
Capitalizt 1,305 1.3%
Left-wing Utopia 1,259 1.3%
Corporate Bordello 1,236 1.3%
Anarchy 813 0.8%
Right-wing Utopia 811 0.8%
Libertarian Police State 506 0.5%
Conservative Democracy 393 0.4%
Iron Fist Socialists 392 0.4%
Benevolent Dictatorship

287

0.3%

Tyranny by Majority

261

0.3%

Free-Market Paradise 151

0.2%

TOTAL 97,293 100.0%

 

by Max Barry

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