by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,909th Least Corrupt Governments: 2,137th Most Compassionate Citizens: 4,551st
The Commonwealth of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Never fail
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Commonwealth of Dursto is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, anti-smoking policies, and frequent executions. The compassionate, democratic population of 672 million Durstoans 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 large, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Social Policy, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ketaeo City. The average income tax rate is 69.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Durstoan economy, worth 63.5 trillion Quailas 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 94,485 Quailas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Economic planning is exalted as a human art form, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, and many politicians are serving jail time for minor drug offenses. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dursto's national animal is the Aardvark, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Dursto is ranked 122,056th in the world and 1st in Land of Stankonia for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -3.16 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Top
5%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,909thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,137thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,551stMost Inclusive: 4,862ndNicest Citizens: 5,257thSafest: 5,673rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,785thMost Pacifist: 5,825thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,348thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,104thTop
10%
Healthiest Citizens: 8,662ndMost Advanced Public Education: 8,854thSmartest Citizens: 12,655thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,809thLowest Crime Rates: 13,349thBest Weather: 13,863rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,547thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,742ndMost Cultured: 14,964thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,365thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,673rdLargest Publishing Industry: 16,822nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, many politicians are serving jail time for minor drug offenses.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, economic planning is exalted as a human art form.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father.
  • : Dursto was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, it's always rabbit season.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, the nation is devoted to world peas.

More...

View Forum posts

Report