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Most Cheerful Citizens: 14,096thLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,820thBest Weather: 19,151st
The Allied States of
Civil Rights Lovefest
We Will Endure
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Superb

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Northern Arbor Marshes

Population181 million

CurrencyValkyrie
AnimalPanda

The Allied States of Northern Arbor Marshes is a very large, socially progressive nation, renowned for its smutty television, daily referendums, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, democratic population of 181 million Northern Arbor Marshesians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 15.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Northern Arbor Marshesian economy, worth 8.00 trillion Valkyries a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 44,189 Valkyries , and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Getting a haircut is a punishable offence, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks", film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium, and nose plugs are the latest Northern Arbor Marshesian fashion accessory. Crime is well under control. Northern Arbor Marshes's national animal is the Panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Northern Arbor Marshes is ranked 39,016th in the world and 2,138th in The North Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 4,479.16 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 14,096thLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,820thBest Weather: 19,151st
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 673rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 944th in the regionBest Weather: 976th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 977th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Northern Arbor Marshes, nose plugs are the latest Northern Arbor Marshesian fashion accessory.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Arbor Marshes, film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Arbor Marshes, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Arbor Marshes, getting a haircut is a punishable offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Arbor Marshes, the rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities.
  • : Northern Arbor Marshes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather and Nicest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Arbor Marshes, future forecasters fearfully discuss grey goo and human obsolescence.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Arbor Marshes, crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Arbor Marshes, police reduce their paperwork by refusing to arrest anyone.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Arbor Marshes, people are bored of easy crossword puzzles.

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