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Most Rebellious Youth: 195th Most Cheerful Citizens: 228th Largest Publishing Industry: 253rd
The Free Commonwealth of
Civil Rights Lovefest
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The Free Commonwealth of Greater Tern is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Prætor Midori Saarijärvi with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, complete lack of prisons, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 11.037 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 dominated by the Department of Education, with Healthcare and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ittermory. The average income tax rate is 13.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ternan economy, worth a remarkable 3,282 trillion Golden Quills a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 297,416 Golden Quills, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery, meat-eating is frowned upon, and citizens have to dodge their neighbor's drones while getting the morning paper. 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 7,888th in the world and 2nd in Arbcom for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 454,619.35 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 195thMost Cheerful Citizens: 228thLargest Publishing Industry: 253rdMost Inclusive: 292ndMost Cultured: 299thMost Scientifically Advanced: 300thSmartest Citizens: 308thNicest Citizens: 366thMost Secular: 434thLargest Information Technology Sector: 485thLeast Corrupt Governments: 486thMost Compassionate Citizens: 570thMost Pacifist: 630thMost Advanced Public Education: 665thMost Developed: 840thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 874thHealthiest Citizens: 901stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,009thHighest Average Incomes: 1,280thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,313thMost Efficient Economies: 1,608thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,675thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,216thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,222ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,730thLargest Retail Industry: 3,459thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,469thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,513thLargest Governments: 4,871stSafest: 4,907thMost Politically Free: 5,994thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,265thBest Weather: 7,050thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,888thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,986thNudest: 8,252ndTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 9,787thLargest Populations: 11,977thMost Stationary: 14,829thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,270thMost Influential: 16,176th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, citizens have to dodge their neighbor's drones while getting the morning paper.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, meat-eating is frowned upon.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, centuries-old marble buildings are being torn down and replaced with corrugated steel wind tunnels.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts.
  • : Greater Tern was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Tern, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.

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