by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Largest Publishing Industry: 175thLeast Corrupt Governments: 187thBest Weather: 235th
The Taiga Folk of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Melodies like footprints found in snow
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Northern Wood

Population7.77 billion

CapitalRadagast's Rest
LeaderKhagan of the Hunt
FaithEldersong

Currencyamber thorn
AnimalNorthern Moss Elk

The Taiga Folk of Northern Wood is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Khagan of the Hunt with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.77 billion Taiga Folks love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Radagast's Rest. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Taiga Folk economy, worth a remarkable 2,386 trillion amber thorns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 307,108 amber thorns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The parliament building has installed a revolving door, ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, turnstile jumpers grow up to be tax cheats, and things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Northern Wood's national animal is the Northern Moss Elk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Eldersong.

Northern Wood is ranked 71,158th in the world and 83rd in Forest for Most Extreme, scoring 26.19 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Top
1%
Largest Publishing Industry: 175thLeast Corrupt Governments: 187thBest Weather: 235thMost Developed: 257thMost Beautiful Environments: 265thMost Cheerful Citizens: 271stLongest Average Lifespans: 276thHighest Food Quality: 277thNicest Citizens: 287thHealthiest Citizens: 291stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 295thSafest: 308thMost Cultured: 325thMost Compassionate Citizens: 335thMost Pacifist: 365thSmartest Citizens: 445thLargest Welfare Programs: 505thMost Efficient Economies: 515thLargest Governments: 569thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 585thMost Inclusive: 625thHighest Poor Incomes: 637thLargest Agricultural Sector: 682ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 692ndMost Secular: 698thLowest Crime Rates: 704thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 730thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 811thMost Advanced Public Education: 930thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,244thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,535thHighest Average Incomes: 2,148thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,196thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,299thTop
5%
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,868thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,611thHighest Economic Output: 7,707thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,415thTop
10%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 16,377thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,399thMost Patriotic: 17,277thMost Stationary: 17,744thMost Income Equality: 18,036thMost Influential: 18,817th
Top
1%
Largest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionTop
5%
Nicest Citizens: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Inclusive: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionTop
10%
Most Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the regionMost Politically Free: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 31st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Northern Wood, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Wood, turnstile jumpers grow up to be tax cheats.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Wood, ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Wood, the parliament building has installed a revolving door.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Wood, the Taiga Folk Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Wood, government solves problems by tossing money at the nearest geek.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Wood, the new intercity submarine SSN Northern Moss Elk Warrior instills terror in claustrophobic travellers.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Wood, fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Wood, stockbrokers dream of getting rich by writing textbooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Wood, the realistic depiction of tentacles is on the core syllabus of most art schools.

More...

Report