by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 67thLargest Welfare Programs: 132ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 133rd
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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Population31.145 billion

CapitalThe Graveyard
LeaderBig Brother

CurrencyEternal Soul
AnimalUnspeakable Eldritch Horror

The Never-ending Nightmare of Grave_n_idle is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Big Brother with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 31.145 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 7,264 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 233,248 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 266,809th in the world and 6,582nd in Balder for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -26.02 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 67thLargest Welfare Programs: 132ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 133rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 150thHighest Average Tax Rates: 308thLargest Governments: 405thLowest Crime Rates: 409thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 456thMost Advanced Public Education: 539thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 539thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 886thHighest Economic Output: 1,282ndMost Cultured: 1,561stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,630thSafest: 1,669thSmartest Citizens: 1,747thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,970thHealthiest Citizens: 2,038thHighest Food Quality: 2,121stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,278thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,826thMost Pacifist: 2,845thLargest Populations: 2,865thMost Inclusive: 3,222ndMost Patriotic: 3,791stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,889thHighest Average Incomes: 4,897thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,378thNudest: 6,113thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,760thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,398thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,923rdMost Authoritarian: 10,580thMost Efficient Economies: 10,651stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,292ndMost Secular: 12,568thTop
Most Developed: 13,453rdHighest Poor Incomes: 15,455thMost Influential: 15,469thBest Weather: 15,739thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,299thNicest Citizens: 22,294thMost Conservative: 22,719th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 45th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 47th in the regionMost Cultured: 49th in the regionSafest: 51st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 51st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 54th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 60th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 61st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 65th in the regionLargest Populations: 66th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 87th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 98th in the regionMost Patriotic: 108th in the regionMost Inclusive: 110th in the regionMost Pacifist: 135th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 167th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 167th in the regionMost Influential: 169th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 188th in the regionNudest: 227th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 283rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 323rd in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 342nd in the regionMost Extreme: 420th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 422nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 489th in the regionMost Secular: 569th in the regionMost Conservative: 641st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Rights for Crime Victims Act".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Realm of the Whispering Winds".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protections During Territorial Transitions".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Voice of ARB".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "The Commission on Sentient and sapient rights".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Elysium Station II".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Northern Borland".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Sexual Predator Registry Act".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Removal of Space Debris".
  • : Grave_n_idle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Historical Founderless Region Preservation Act ".


World Assembly

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