by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 317th Most Influential: 598th Most Subsidized Industry: 4,812th
The Most Serene Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Scientia nos defendit
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Deck


Population3.34 billion

CapitalNew Phoronus
LeaderG Edwardius

CurrencyPhoronuan Dollar
AnimalQuick Toed Sloth

The Most Serene Republic of Phoronu is a massive, genial nation, ruled by G Edwardius with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, cynical population of 3.34 billion Phoronuans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Phoronus. The average income tax rate is 90.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Phoronuan economy, worth 420 trillion Phoronuan Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 126,036 Phoronuan Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints, pretending to be prejudiced is a good way to get out of jury duty, and the nation grinds to a halt on the anniversary of every marginally noteworthy event. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Phoronu's national animal is the Quick Toed Sloth, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Non-Movementarianism.

Phoronu is ranked 83,077th in the world and 4,504th in The North Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 717.14 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 317thMost Influential: 598thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 4,812thBest Weather: 5,636thMost Developed: 5,818thHealthiest Citizens: 5,904thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,916thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,917thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,185thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,320thLowest Crime Rates: 7,277thMost Cultured: 7,372ndTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 7,668thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,703rdMost Pacifist: 7,855thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,858thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,591stMost Corrupt Governments: 10,127thLargest Governments: 10,246thMost Efficient Economies: 10,701stMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,019thSmartest Citizens: 11,435thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,546thMost Inclusive: 12,038thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,778thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,935thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,274th
Most Influential: 195th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 200th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 214th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 272nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 289th in the regionBest Weather: 301st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 310th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 315th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 322nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 324th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 324th in the regionMost Developed: 326th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 339th in the regionMost Cultured: 354th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 356th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 361st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 417th in the regionMost Pacifist: 430th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 453rd in the regionLargest Governments: 460th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 506th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 589th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 604th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 624th in the regionMost Inclusive: 710th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 713th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, the nation grinds to a halt on the anniversary of every marginally noteworthy event.
  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, pretending to be prejudiced is a good way to get out of jury duty.
  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.
  • : Phoronu was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Phoronu endorsed The Kingdom of Democritus.
  • : Phoronu was endorsed by The Kingdom of Democritus.
  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.
  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, G Edwardius's new political program is often mockingly called 'Capitalism with a Bigtopian face'.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 224 » Gladio II, Corfad, Mzeusia, Sunto, Universal State Formula, Notyoutopia, Shin-Hachioji, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Xagill, Alice Gardens, Wineclaw, Bayern-Straubing, Atain, Territorio di Nessuno, Diodone, Shadowrik, PlanetPunk, Agrauron, Holy Oranz, Paxiosolange, Blackgear, Bothia, New Sekai, Pallaith, Azzarel, Chukstik Illahi, Zombodice, Abiswashyo-bhumi, New Lakemba, Kyrianian, Phualand, Frances Francis the First of France, Kyoki Chudoku, Republic of Destiny, Xinchao, Sakaryata, Drasvidania, Alarys, Amerian States, Erwo Stal, Avornica, North Armatas, Azurius, Anarchy for people, Sea Ghost, Albacria, Aeroias, Zupla, Ausrea, and 174 others.Atheenos, Kwaj, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Arimbia, Kelvaros Prime, Asemnots, Aroa, Arcadim, Puczovska, Siwale, Boadiccea, BrightFutures, Bonjoura, Boggovia, Chamocha, Confederation of Independent Colonies, Cadla, SORT, Colteraak, Changjo, Calamazo, Cinnibar, Beladev, Czechovia, Braussland, Dopeland420, Dramanian, TerranulliuZ, Dannyria, Blackwood Coast, David Davidson, Detrivania, Arrivederci, Dephinland, Dodione, Camarthen, Cookiesia, Dadastan Archipelago, Choistan, Victoriaans Nederlands, Omicron Persei V111, Dicko, Edwerlantin, ABC, Ediola, East Supple Lund, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Etanur, Cloydicia, DeadHookerland, Bellavia, Esplandia, Easternryke, Dejure, French Bananastan, Free Economic Zone of New Vegas, Felpolandia, Edon-Ko, Eisenhand, Dantre, Free Culture, Ka Ching, Pleroma Sans Romans, Gameindustrial Empire, Guyomartand, Golden Ho, Galits, Gran Finisterra, Elevation, Gmt2001, Diche Choklate, The Lunar Brotherhood Knights, Manticore utopia, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Foraldn, Azura Palatina, Beastos, Dreylus, Unimaginable Doom, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Mordant99, Giganato, Buckerino, Ausnakulia, Get Away From Me, CurryIndia, Selfgradatude, Shibutani, Ozstan, SillyString, Caldysia, Novare Res, Guslantis, General COE, Yukti, Sil Dorsett, New Seaview Cove, Malta Comino Gozo, Californian Redwood, Beta Cyndriel, Malvad, Constantinolia, Ice and Tinian, THX1138, McMasterdonia, Thoets, Unsophisticate, Moubarakistan, Llwy, Former English Colony, Sheppey, Koda-Land, Kylesburgh, Misuvelia, Avalon, New Cataria, Highton Islands, The Windmilluminati, Apetopia, The Gamer Party, Painisia, Q w e r t y, Batdaviea, Tredano, Empy, Eravonia, Whereisthatistan, Humptalumpta, Racoda, Kulgatha, Grimrholm, Sacrento, The Mace Kingdom, Quranite, Amauri, Sanjurika, Zeternia, Jest Xerces, Sundred, Genias, Liberentis, United Draconia, Pizza Squared, RaRaRasputinn, Zokk, Ethnon, Alsace and Lorraine United, Waterma, I am the one who knocks, Prickly Town, The United States of Romania, Sahriastan, Wisconsota, Sevmenika, Maott, Rochester Black, Wodan, PR Van Diemens Land, Gooboistkoyt, Suicidistan, Aenglaland, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, Bharathvarsh, American MapleStory, Shaun, East Wushen, Jontopiary, Crazybloxian Empire, Dar es Saalam, Ciri Pole, Abrickhouse, Abject Ludicrosity, and Democritus.

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