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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,859th Most Pacifist: 4,055th Safest: 4,298th
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Douwland

Population1.039 billion

CurrencyKil
AnimalDog

The Republic of Douwland is a massive, safe nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.039 billion Douwlandians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 80.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Douwlandian economy, worth 67.6 trillion Kils a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is 65,064 Kils, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Douwlandian watches are often the only thing to survive a disaster intact, the election for Leader's office's janitor is heating up, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy, and families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Douwland's national animal is the Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Douwland is ranked 10,215th in the world and 22nd in The Region That Has No Big Banks for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 54.76 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,859thMost Pacifist: 4,055thSafest: 4,298thBest Weather: 5,748thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,857thNicest Citizens: 6,068thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,176thTop
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Most Politically Free: 9,067thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,386thHealthiest Citizens: 9,558thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,774thMost Inclusive: 9,795thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,215thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,880thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,507thMost Income Equality: 11,519thLowest Crime Rates: 11,749thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,541stSmartest Citizens: 13,006thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,105thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,367thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,428thMost Secular: 13,790thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,354thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,863rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,555th
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Most Income Equality: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Douwland, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Douwland, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy.
  • : Following new legislation in Douwland, the election for Leader's office's janitor is heating up.
  • : Douwland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Douwland, Douwlandian watches are often the only thing to survive a disaster intact.
  • : Following new legislation in Douwland, the government has stated an intention to min-max its stats for 'teh pwnage'.
  • : Following new legislation in Douwland, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
  • : Following new legislation in Douwland, NPCs in MMORPGs regularly interrupt cutscenes with OOC reminders that they aren't real people.
  • : Following new legislation in Douwland, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one.
  • : Following new legislation in Douwland, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Leader to meetings with foreign heads of state.

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