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Most Primitive: 2,697th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,612th Most Devout: 5,717th
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Magnus Dominus mecum sit
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Rare

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Great Nortend

Population4.426 billion

CapitalLendert-with-Cadell
LeaderKing Alexander II
FaithChurch of Nortend

Currencypound marten
Animallion

The Kingdom of Great Nortend is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Alexander II with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, frequent executions, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.426 billion Nortchmen are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lendert-with-Cadell. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 51.2%.

The very strong Erbonian economy, worth 286 trillion pound martens a year, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Basket Weaving, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 64,755 pound martens, with the richest citizens earning 7.0 times as much as the poorest.

The nation has nearly as many history museums as Nortchmen, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon, garden stores are not allowed to sell water butts, and pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Great Nortend's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of Nortend.

Great Nortend is ranked 138,284th in the world and 19th in Astyria for Nudest, with 29.75 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Most Primitive: 2,697thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,612thMost Devout: 5,717thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,266thMost Conservative: 9,400thMost Ignorant Citizens: 10,231stLargest Black Market: 10,381stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,865thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,884th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Great Nortend published "Is the Public Alms system working?" (Account: Culture).
  • : Following new legislation in Great Nortend, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Nortend, garden stores are not allowed to sell water butts.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Nortend, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Nortend, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Nortchmen.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Nortend, customs officials often double as wedding officiants.
  • : Great Nortend was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Nortend, a milk bath costs more than bathing in money.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Nortend, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Great Nortend, astronomers are flocking to Great Nortend to take advantage of its clear night skies.

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