by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 69thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 133rdLargest Welfare Programs: 136th
The Never-ending Nightmare of
Psychotic Dictatorship
War is Peace Freedom is Slavery Ignorance is Strength
Big Brother
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population30.908 billion

CapitalThe Graveyard
LeaderBig Brother

CurrencyEternal Soul
AnimalUnspeakable Eldritch Horror

The Never-ending Nightmare of Grave_n_idle is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Big Brother with an iron fist, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 30.908 billion Graven Idols are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Graveyard. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Grave_n_idlean economy, worth a remarkable 7,213 trillion Eternal Souls 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 Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 233,374 Eternal Souls, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, the nation's new religious police burn blasphemers on bonfires of their own books, an alabaster statue of an ancient cat-deity takes pride of place in the centre of The Graveyard, and panic-stricken royals insist a stray ball in their garden is an emergency. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Grave_n_idle's national animal is the Unspeakable Eldritch Horror, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Violetism.

Grave_n_idle is ranked 254,551st in the world and 6,818th in Balder for Least Corrupt Governments, with 18.82 percentage of bribes refused.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 69thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 133rdLargest Welfare Programs: 136thMost Advanced Public Transport: 152ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 306thLargest Governments: 403rdLowest Crime Rates: 406thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 452ndMost Advanced Public Education: 535thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 539thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 863rdHighest Economic Output: 1,274thMost Cultured: 1,533rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,614thSafest: 1,672ndSmartest Citizens: 1,707thHealthiest Citizens: 2,014thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,020thHighest Food Quality: 2,085thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,221stTop
Most Pacifist: 2,790thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,808thLargest Populations: 2,862ndMost Inclusive: 3,187thMost Patriotic: 3,669thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,888thHighest Average Incomes: 4,844thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,464thNudest: 6,377thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,607thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,426thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,830thMost Authoritarian: 10,132ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,447thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,657thMost Secular: 12,680thTop
Most Developed: 13,398thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,312thBest Weather: 15,809thMost Influential: 16,958thMost Conservative: 20,456thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,009thNicest Citizens: 22,237th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 43rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 48th in the regionMost Cultured: 48th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 50th in the regionSafest: 51st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 58th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 59th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd in the regionLargest Populations: 63rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 68th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 102nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 103rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 103rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 112th in the regionMost Pacifist: 116th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 162nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 181st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 186th in the regionMost Influential: 196th in the regionNudest: 247th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 305th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 322nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 343rd in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 404th in the regionMost Extreme: 450th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 481st in the regionMost Secular: 629th in the regionMost Conservative: 634th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn A Bloodred Moon".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Maxtopia Day".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Scientific Cooperation".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Haku".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Free, Open Source Software Use".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Lily".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Noble Thatcherites".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Against Inflationary Practices".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Preventing Identity Theft"".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Andusre".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 4 » North East Somerset, Jendis, Free States of Earth, and Kingdom of Greeks.