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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,985th Most Pacifist: 8,963rd Most Inclusive: 10,593rd
The Free Land of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Pull your weight and eat your cake
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Rare

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Harmony1

Population460 million

CurrencyHugs
AnimalDove

The Free Land of Harmony1 is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, free-roaming dinosaurs, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, cynical population of 460 million Harmony1ians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, well-organized morass — prioritizes Education, with Law & Order, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 82.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Harmony1ian economy, worth 17.1 trillion Hugs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Tourism industry. Average income is 37,153 Hugs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Many Harmony1ians twitch nervously at the sight of nuns, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, all mothers are allowed six months fully-paid maternity leave, and life-saving resuscitation is denied based on decades-old teenage diaries that declare "I want to die before I get old". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Harmony1's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Harmony1 is ranked 137,532nd in the world and 5,836th in the South Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 29.76 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,985thTop
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Most Pacifist: 8,963rdMost Inclusive: 10,593rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,672ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,672ndLowest Crime Rates: 13,133rdMost Income Equality: 14,254thNicest Citizens: 14,379thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,752ndHealthiest Citizens: 15,168thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,793rd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 106th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 279th in the regionMost Pacifist: 322nd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 346th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 364th in the regionMost Inclusive: 388th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 390th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 456th in the regionNudest: 506th in the regionNicest Citizens: 508th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 512th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 530th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 535th in the regionLargest Governments: 554th in the regionBest Weather: 557th in the regionMost Income Equality: 604th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 634th in the regionMost Cultured: 656th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Harmony1, life-saving resuscitation is denied based on decades-old teenage diaries that declare "I want to die before I get old".
  • : Following new legislation in Harmony1, all mothers are allowed six months fully-paid maternity leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmony1, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmony1, many Harmony1ians twitch nervously at the sight of nuns.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmony1, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation.
  • : Harmony1 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmony1, one does not simply walk into the tundra.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmony1, the tax department is having withdrawal symptoms.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmony1, a government program is underway to revitalize Harmony1's beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmony1, children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life.

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