by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 84thMost Influential: 316thLeast Corrupt Governments: 781st
The Grand Duchy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Magic is the fuel of the future.
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Population3.819 billion

CapitalTall Tree Castle


The Grand Duchy of ForestMythal is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Magnus with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.819 billion ForestMythalians 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tall Tree Castle. The average income tax rate is 95.9%.

The frighteningly efficient ForestMythalian economy, worth 671 trillion Manas 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 175,743 Manas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Pegasus is a protected species, charged suspects often have to wait years before the courts have room to judge their trial, rocket boots and thermal detonators have become standard-issue military gear, and glamping ForestMythalians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi. Crime is totally unknown. ForestMythal's national animal is the Pegasus, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

ForestMythal is ranked 267,274th in the world and 13,799th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -434.42 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 84thMost Influential: 316thLeast Corrupt Governments: 781stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 783rdMost Inclusive: 1,214thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,361stNicest Citizens: 1,458thHighest Food Quality: 1,726thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,870thMost Pacifist: 1,928thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,148thSafest: 2,212thBest Weather: 2,424thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,537thHealthiest Citizens: 2,670thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,684thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,050thMost Developed: 3,116thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,144thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,180thSmartest Citizens: 3,578thMost Cultured: 3,798thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,999thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,490thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,541stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,639thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,723rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,775thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,930thMost Secular: 5,308thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,352ndLargest Governments: 5,374thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,501stMost Efficient Economies: 10,212thHighest Average Incomes: 10,274thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 14,984thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,980thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,960th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 42nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 44th in the regionMost Influential: 60th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 71st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 85th in the regionNicest Citizens: 87th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 95th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 99th in the regionSafest: 108th in the regionMost Pacifist: 114th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 141st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 142nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 143rd in the regionBest Weather: 144th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 145th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 154th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 155th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 158th in the regionMost Developed: 182nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 189th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 190th in the regionMost Cultured: 201st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 205th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 212th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 240th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 256th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 258th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 275th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 280th in the regionLargest Governments: 287th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 290th in the regionMost Secular: 297th in the regionNudest: 455th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 471st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 502nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 558th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 638th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 705th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 732nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 749th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 919th in the regionMost Stationary: 920th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in ForestMythal, glamping ForestMythalians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in ForestMythal, rocket boots and thermal detonators have become standard-issue military gear.
  • : Following new legislation in ForestMythal, charged suspects often have to wait years before the courts have room to judge their trial.
  • : Following new legislation in ForestMythal, the Pegasus is a protected species.
  • : Following new legislation in ForestMythal, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : ForestMythal was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : ForestMythal was endorsed by The Confederal Republic of Paperetal.
  • : ForestMythal endorsed The Confederal Republic of Paperetal.
  • : ForestMythal endorsed The nohavs.
  • : Following new legislation in ForestMythal, people make a career out of medical voyeurism.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 566 » Ethnon, Ellbonnia, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Guer Aike, Aerilia, New Lakemba, Shibutani, Corfad, Yaorozu, Lulubellia, Svenskskit, Koda-Land, The Tampa Bay Rays, Orado, Empy, Omnistria, Dreadton, Valentine Z, Xentherida, Loutsland, Bankowiata, Notyoutopia, North Bratislava, Hardscrabble, Frances Francis the First of France, Sunto, Dar es Saalam, Chukstik Illahi, Former English Colony, The Rhein States, Vene Gra, Sil Dorsett, Yemet, Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa, Wilkshire, The Windmilluminati, Zecit, Upper Libertatem, Yellops, Zimmerdachen, Unsophisticate, Simone Republic, Irongirong, The Kingdom of Gamblers, The Vistula, Super Girl, East Supple Lund, Wooleystan, Pleroma Sans Romans, Walter Jackson, and 516 others.Soviet Terran, Alice Gardens, Sikol, United Asgardian States, The Austro Germanic Union, Siwale, Xagill, Tyirza, Verderiesdre, Nationeer, Nordic-British Union, Great Bights Mum, Kranostav, Free Culture, Katuda, Ice and Tinian, Illusia and Neverendia, Neo Colorado, Lemonbiscuits, Xyrron, Malta Comino Gozo, PotatoFarmers, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Seenvorland, SORT, Holy Oranz, Amerian States, Runeda, Clan Spaniel, Animu Place, Tachycardia, Zokk, A Salmon Named Harold, Cloydicia, Aeolist, Pasargad, Solmetria, Nistriabar, Votak Matim, Greater Pittsburgh, Felora, Aryan Homeland, Kappacon, Kitzgos, Maott, Steampunk Ariel, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, The Republic of Maltaland, Dicko, Advancia-Sizzletown, Kwaj, Western Vapia, South Baba, Kyoki Chudoku, Perikuresu, French Bananastan, Yukti, Vexilia, Humptalumpta, Holy Marcus Empire, Gendirt, Alcavia, Manticore utopia, Phoronu, Nordliches Stadt, Arquan, Batatoland Empire, Freyford, Singamadri, Northern Socialist Council Republics, LostLegion, Picairn, VictorH, Inspiratus, Cornwallis Bay, Cartures, Feelonia, Sekura Monto, Andanavia, Rainengrad, Zemper Macro, Azzarel, Joevala, Ing Comashki, Laxoimia, Canineia, Necromonia, Colonies of Free Temeria, David Davidson, Altivia, 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