by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics


Most Influential: 904th Largest Welfare Programs: 2,922nd Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,089th
The Fifth French Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population9.937 billion

LeaderPresident Jacques Chirac


The Fifth French Republic of Arcanda is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President Jacques Chirac with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, anti-smoking policies, and public floggings. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.937 billion French enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Paris. The average income tax rate is 89.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient French economy, worth a remarkable 1,147 trillion francs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 115,491 francs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

4-year-olds studying for their mathematics exams are anxious that they will be unemployable in adulthood if they fail, supervisors in Arcanda commonly tie bells on their necks to alert employees of their presence, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections, and prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arcanda's national animal is the ---, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arcanda is ranked 38,869th in the world and 54th in Commonwealth of Liberty for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 51.48 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most Influential: 904thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,922ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,089thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,413thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,114thBest Weather: 6,217thMost Developed: 6,317thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,501stMost Beautiful Environments: 7,383rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,597thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,881stLongest Average Lifespans: 7,954thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,630thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,771stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,981stMost Stationary: 9,144thSmartest Citizens: 10,299thLargest Governments: 11,473rdHighest Economic Output: 12,016thHealthiest Citizens: 13,059thMost Efficient Economies: 13,162ndLargest Publishing Industry: 14,353rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,367thLowest Crime Rates: 14,621stLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,113thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,713thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,765th
Largest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:


View Forum posts