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Best Weather: 1,049thMost Pacifist: 1,948thHealthiest Citizens: 2,126th
The Dirlandic State of
Democratic Socialists
Ŕawanėtaśa jah Řauhanļ
Influence
Truckler
Puppetmaster
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Cottony

Population8.402 billion

CapitalKuntawillen
LeaderMayor Yoshiko McAdams

Currencykořnėt
AnimalDirlandic sparrow

The Dirlandic State of Cottony is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Mayor Yoshiko McAdams with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, avant-garde cinema, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cheerful population of 8.402 billion Dirlanders are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kuntawillen. The average income tax rate is 87.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Dirlandic economy, worth 752 trillion kořnėts a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 89,560 kořnėts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops, flipping a coin to make a decision leads to a referral to Gambling Addiction Services, surprising numbers of poor people are protesting against taxing the rich, and government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cottony's national animal is the Dirlandic sparrow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Cottony is ranked 11,869th in the world and 8th in Nordic Lands for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 3,003.2 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Best Weather: 1,049thMost Pacifist: 1,948thHealthiest Citizens: 2,126thNicest Citizens: 2,217thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,238thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,289thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,361stTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,590thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,971stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,983rdLargest Welfare Programs: 3,299thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,521stMost Cultured: 4,533rdMost Developed: 6,079thMost Influential: 7,022ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,804thSafest: 8,751stSmartest Citizens: 10,366thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,475thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,486thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,725thMost Secular: 11,417thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,869thTop
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Most Stationary: 13,197thLowest Crime Rates: 15,847thLargest Governments: 18,690thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,252ndMost Efficient Economies: 19,838thMost Inclusive: 22,279thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,644th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cottony, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.
  • : Following new legislation in Cottony, surprising numbers of poor people are protesting against taxing the rich.
  • : Following new legislation in Cottony, flipping a coin to make a decision leads to a referral to Gambling Addiction Services.
  • : Following new legislation in Cottony, coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops.
  • : Following new legislation in Cottony, ministers browse Alright! magazine for fashion tips.
  • : Following new legislation in Cottony, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication.
  • : Following new legislation in Cottony, paranoid museum guards keep a lookout for any animated displays attempting to escape the premises after dark.
  • : Cottony was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Cottony, heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-kořnėt treacle machine.
  • : Following new legislation in Cottony, some Dirlandic athletes have defected to Blackacre after being denied the chance to compete in international sporting events.

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