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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,026th Most Inclusive: 4,418th Most Compassionate Citizens: 4,947th
The Community of
Democratic Socialists
Don't Touch Me Or I'll Scream
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Coolness

Population1.513 billion

CapitalCatnipolis
LeaderTiger Bongo
FaithDiscordianism

Currencybead
Animalcat

The Community of Coolness is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Tiger Bongo with an even hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, soft-spoken computers, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 1.513 billion Coolnessians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Catnipolis. The average income tax rate is 87.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Coolnessian economy, worth 189 trillion beads a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 125,111 beads, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile, senior executives have become freelance basket-weavers in search of less stress and better work-life balance, costumed characters wearing Maxtopian Grass leaves remind citizens that the government now sells the green stuff, and consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Coolness's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Discordianism.

Coolness is ranked 4,418th in the world and 36th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Inclusive, scoring 230.94 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,026thMost Inclusive: 4,418thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,947thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,064thMost Pacifist: 5,475thNicest Citizens: 5,488thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,592ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,684thMost Influential: 6,604thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,089thMost Secular: 7,478thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,622ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,247thHighest Drug Use: 8,388thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,420thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,608thTop
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Best Weather: 9,109thSafest: 9,243rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,371stHighest Poor Incomes: 9,646thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,675thSmartest Citizens: 9,706thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,950thLargest Governments: 11,084thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,505thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,873rdHealthiest Citizens: 11,905thLowest Crime Rates: 12,452ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,741stNudest: 13,776thMost Cultured: 13,932ndMost Developed: 17,468th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 32nd in the regionMost Secular: 33rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 33rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 36th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 36th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Coolness was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Danera.
  • : Coolness was endorsed by The Serenissimus Republique of Venovica.
  • : Coolness was endorsed by The Holy Jebist-Posadist Order of Dekks.
  • : Coolness was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate and the Top 10% for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolness, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolness, costumed characters wearing Maxtopian Grass leaves remind citizens that the government now sells the green stuff.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolness, senior executives have become freelance basket-weavers in search of less stress and better work-life balance.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolness, only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile.
  • : Coolness was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Coolness, the recently unemployed can often be seen at the local homeless shelter.

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