by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Ad From Max

Providence: The new novel by Max Barry, creator of NationStates

Most Secular: 786thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,496thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,169th
The Commonwealth of
New York Times Democracy
One Nation Under Common Sense
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Greenwichian Arcadia

Population1.689 billion

CapitalGreenwich City
LeaderAnatole Gessard
Faithfrowned upon

Currencyarcadian dollar
Animalmaine coon

The Commonwealth of Greenwichian Arcadia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Anatole Gessard with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, sprawling nuclear power plants, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.689 billion Arcadians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Greenwich City. The average income tax rate is 91.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arcadian economy, worth 270 trillion arcadian dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 160,044 arcadian dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The comic book series 'Anatole Gessard and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller, all the playground's a stage for Arcadian schoolchildren, Greenwichian Arcadia's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand, and court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Greenwichian Arcadia's national animal is the maine coon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is frowned upon.

Greenwichian Arcadia is ranked 52,993rd in the world and 751st in the Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 270 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Most Secular: 786thTop
5%
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,496thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,169thMost Developed: 3,412thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,723rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,872ndSmartest Citizens: 3,914thNicest Citizens: 4,045thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,114thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,202ndSafest: 5,140thHealthiest Citizens: 5,143rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,406thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,730thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,168thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,987thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,039thMost Pacifist: 7,205thLargest Governments: 7,328thLowest Crime Rates: 7,445thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,736thMost Cultured: 7,830thBest Weather: 8,395thMost Inclusive: 8,529thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,857thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,063rdHighest Poor Incomes: 9,925thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,208thMost Efficient Economies: 10,737thHighest Average Incomes: 11,423rdTop
10%
Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,080thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,011thMost Politically Free: 20,128thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,639th
Top
1%
Most Secular: 28th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 57th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 83rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 84th in the regionNicest Citizens: 88th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 91st in the regionMost Developed: 92nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 97th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 100th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 109th in the regionTop
5%
Safest: 121st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 122nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 128th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 129th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 144th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 151st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 162nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 172nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 175th in the regionLargest Governments: 176th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 185th in the regionMost Cultured: 187th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 193rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 211th in the regionMost Inclusive: 212th in the regionBest Weather: 216th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 274th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 276th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 277th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 281st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 304th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 445th in the regionRudest Citizens: 536th in the regionTop
10%
Most Politically Free: 575th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 639th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 751st in the regionMost Stationary: 844th in the regionMost Influential: 856th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 931st in the regionNudest: 987th in the regionLargest Populations: 1,006th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Greenwichian Arcadia, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Greenwichian Arcadia, Greenwichian Arcadia's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand.
  • : Following new legislation in Greenwichian Arcadia, all the playground's a stage for Arcadian schoolchildren.
  • : Following new legislation in Greenwichian Arcadia, the comic book series 'Anatole Gessard and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.
  • : Following new legislation in Greenwichian Arcadia, students consistently complain that the wi-fi ate their homework.
  • : Greenwichian Arcadia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Greenwichian Arcadia, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm.
  • : Following new legislation in Greenwichian Arcadia, the new Liquor Legitimacy Office is besieged with job applications from people who have experience in "statistical sampling methods".
  • : Following new legislation in Greenwichian Arcadia, business is adjusting to new gender equality policies in the workplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Greenwichian Arcadia, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks.

More...

View Forum posts

Report