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Coolness

Population1.905 billion

CapitalCatnipolis
LeaderTiger Bongo
FaithDiscordianism

Currencybead
Animalcat

The Community of Coolness is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Tiger Bongo with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, ban on automobiles, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 1.905 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Catnipolis. The average income tax rate is 89.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Coolnessian economy, worth 243 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 127,747 beads, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

They say that Coolnessians made a dessert and called it peace, social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, and people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety. 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 14,444th in the world and 88th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Developed, scoring 81.74 on the Human Development Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,625thMost Inclusive: 4,334thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,380thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,751stMost Pacifist: 5,111thNicest Citizens: 5,274thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,303rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,501stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,830thMost Influential: 6,075thMost Secular: 7,147thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,230thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,338thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,455thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,751stBest Weather: 7,890thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,548thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,645thSafest: 8,867thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,036thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,069thHighest Drug Use: 9,195thSmartest Citizens: 9,589thLargest Governments: 10,354thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,107thLowest Crime Rates: 11,876thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,899thHealthiest Citizens: 12,128thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,752ndMost Cultured: 13,096thNudest: 14,287thMost Developed: 14,444th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the regionMost Secular: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Coolness was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolness, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolness, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolness, social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolness, they say that Coolnessians made a dessert and called it peace.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolness, with increasingly clear skies nobody seems to mind the electricity bill going through the roof.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolness, the government's official position on invasive species is 'who cares?'.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolness, high school bands practice by moonlight.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolness, the government tries to improve relations with hostile countries by sending gift baskets.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolness, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.

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