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Most Income Equality: 4,584thMost Authoritarian: 27,487th
The Nomadic Peoples of
Corrupt Dictatorship
In der Liebe und im Krieg ist alles erlaubt.
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Rare

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Haunted Forests

Population1.409 billion

CapitalA Spooky Cabin

CurrencyDeutsche Mark
Animalwhite rabbit

The Nomadic Peoples of Haunted Forests is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.409 billion Ghosts 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 enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of A Spooky Cabin. The average income tax rate is 62.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Spooky economy, worth 15.7 trillion Deutsche Marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Automobile Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 11,118 Deutsche Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Economic planning is exalted as a human art form, democratic debates have been removed from the government, Ghosts caught jaywalking often have their houses seized by the police, and Mr Happy's Funland has just been named Haunted Forests's new capital. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Haunted Forests's national animal is the white rabbit, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Haunted Forests is ranked 299,157th in the world and 88th in Lily for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 11,408 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Income Equality: 4,584thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 27,487th
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Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Haunted Forests's influence in Lily rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Haunted Forests's influence in Lily rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Haunted Forests lodged a message on the Lily Regional Message Board.
  • : Haunted Forests changed its national capital to "A Spooky Cabin".
  • : Haunted Forests changed its national capital to "The Haunted Cabin".
  • : Following new legislation in Haunted Forests, Mr Happy's Funland has just been named Haunted Forests's new capital.
  • : Haunted Forests was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Haunted Forests lodged a message on the Lily Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Haunted Forests, Ghosts caught jaywalking often have their houses seized by the police.
  • : Following new legislation in Haunted Forests, democratic debates have been removed from the government.

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