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Most Rebellious Youth: 189th Most Cheerful Citizens: 232nd Most Inclusive: 257th
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Greater Tern

Population11.589 billion

CapitalIttermory
LeaderPrętor Sayuri Tähtinen
FaithTsukuyomism

CurrencyGolden Quill
AnimalHummingbird

The Free Commonwealth of Greater Tern is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Prętor Sayuri Tähtinen with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, unlimited-speed roads, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.589 billion Ternans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, although Healthcare and Social Policy are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ittermory. The average income tax rate is 67.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ternan economy, worth a remarkable 3,593 trillion Golden Quills a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 310,039 Golden Quills, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

National parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys', government crews work tirelessly to retake the suburbs from organized packs of raccoons, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists, and citizens select which government department gets their income tax Golden Quills each year. Crime is totally unknown. Greater Tern's national animal is the Hummingbird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Tsukuyomism.

Greater Tern is ranked 295th in the world and 1st in Arbcom for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 751.41 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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1%
Most Rebellious Youth: 189thMost Cheerful Citizens: 232ndMost Inclusive: 257thSmartest Citizens: 272ndLargest Publishing Industry: 287thMost Scientifically Advanced: 295thMost Cultured: 308thNicest Citizens: 365thMost Advanced Public Education: 435thLeast Corrupt Governments: 486thMost Pacifist: 523rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 526thMost Compassionate Citizens: 566thHighest Poor Incomes: 698thHealthiest Citizens: 887thMost Developed: 942ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,194thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,440thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,548thMost Efficient Economies: 1,654thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,838thHighest Economic Output: 2,021stMost Secular: 2,261stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,263rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,275thLargest Governments: 2,744thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,927thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,821stLargest Retail Industry: 4,067thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,867thSafest: 4,997thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,791stBest Weather: 7,779thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,477thTop
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Nudest: 8,958thHighest Drug Use: 9,216thLowest Crime Rates: 11,148thLargest Populations: 11,701stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,852ndMost Stationary: 13,641stMost Influential: 15,697thMost Politically Free: 16,763rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Greater Tern applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Greater Tern was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, citizens select which government department gets their income tax Golden Quills each year.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, government crews work tirelessly to retake the suburbs from organized packs of raccoons.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, prudishness is on the way out.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, bitter pastors forced to officiate gay marriage 'accidentally' pronounce couples "husband and abomination".
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, the government subsidizes everything from particle physics to fabric softeners.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government.

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