by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 315th Most Influential: 872nd Most Subsidized Industry: 5,410th
The Most Serene Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Scientia nos defendit
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Deck


Population3.021 billion

CapitalNew Phoronus

CurrencyPhoronuan Dollar
AnimalQuick Toed Sloth

The Most Serene Republic of Phoronu is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.021 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Phoronus. The average income tax rate is 82.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Phoronuan economy, worth 349 trillion Phoronuan Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 115,641 Phoronuan Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Thalassophobia and heliophobia are on the rise, retail stores are known for creating their own oddly-similar holidays in the months preceding any major festivity, cheap textbooks have replaced coasters at college ragers, and the institution of marriage is held sacred and strictly enforced. 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 12,624th in the world and 683rd in The North Pacific for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 22,361.66 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 315thMost Influential: 872ndTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 5,410thHealthiest Citizens: 8,178thMost Developed: 8,478thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,002ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,088thBest Weather: 10,329thMost Cultured: 10,357thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,681stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,126thMost Pacifist: 11,151stLowest Crime Rates: 11,345thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,835thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,847thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,507thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,624thMost Efficient Economies: 12,930thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,714thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,994thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,083rdLargest Governments: 15,447thSmartest Citizens: 16,587th
Most Subsidized Industry: 226th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 231st in the regionMost Influential: 338th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 412th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 429th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 445th in the regionMost Developed: 477th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 510th in the regionMost Cultured: 518th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 521st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 525th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 547th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 548th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 555th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 559th in the regionBest Weather: 584th in the regionMost Pacifist: 606th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 627th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 683rd in the regionLargest Governments: 686th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 696th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 720th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 760th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 874th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 875th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Phoronu voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Helaw".
  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, the institution of marriage is held sacred and strictly enforced.
  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, cheap textbooks have replaced coasters at college ragers.
  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, retail stores are known for creating their own oddly-similar holidays in the months preceding any major festivity.
  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, thalassophobia and heliophobia are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, Phoronuans refer to transgender people with insults instead of pronouns.
  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all.
  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields.
  • : Following new legislation in Phoronu, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.
  • : Phoronu endorsed The Holy Islamic Caliphate of Sahriastan.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 239 » Gladio II, Corfad, Mzeusia, Sunto, Universal State Formula, Notyoutopia, Shin-Hachioji, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Xagill, Mirandako Herri Errepublika, Alice Gardens, Wineclaw, Bayern-Straubing, Atain, Territorio di Nessuno, Diodone, Shadowrik, PlanetPunk, Agrauron, Holy Oranz, Paxiosolange, Euginus, 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, Illusia and Neverendia, Alarys, Amerian States, Erwo Stal, Avornica, North Armatas, Azurius, Anarchy for people, Sea Ghost, Albacria, and 189 others.Aeroias, IsiMUd, Zupla, Ausrea, Aurelius Hastings, Atheenos, Kwaj, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Arimbia, Kelvaros Prime, Asemnots, Aroa, Arcadim, Puczovska, Bax-Landia, Siwale, Armatoska, Boadiccea, BrightFutures, Amestris-Britannia, Bonjoura, Boggovia, Chamocha, Confederation of Independent Colonies, Cellorigo, Cadla, SORT, Colteraak, Changjo, Colony of lasting Hopes, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Cobrallstain, Midds Conia, Calamazo, Cinnibar, Beladev, Czechovia, Braussland, Dopeland420, Confederate QWERT, 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, Empotia, Dejure, French Bananastan, FortMayne, Free Economic Zone of New Vegas, Felpolandia, Edon-Ko, Federalni Policie, Eisenhand, Dantre, Eversland, Free Culture, Ka Ching, Pleroma Sans Romans, Fergax, Gameindustrial Empire, Guyomartand, Golden Ho, Cee etc ai ee, Galits, Great Solordia, Gran Finisterra, Elevation, Thenaca, 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, Afriyie, Buckerino, Ausnakulia, AGoodPlace, Get Away From Me, CurryIndia, Selfgradatude, Shibutani, Ozstan, Cult of the Seven Sons, SillyString, Caldysia, Kingdom of Space, The Oceanic Lands, Novare Res, Underground Techno, 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, HMS Unicorn, Former English Colony, Sheppey, Killbear, Koda-Land, Kylesburgh, Misuvelia, The Pantheons, Avalon, New Cataria, Highton Islands, The Windmilluminati, Apetopia, The Gamer Party, Painisia, Q w e r t y, Batdaviea, Tredano, Takumisan, Empy, Eravonia, Lake Flotillas, Whereisthatistan, Shentia, Humptalumpta, Racoda, Kulgatha, Grimrholm, Sacrento, The Mace Kingdom, Quranite, Amauri, Sanjurika, Zeternia, Jest Xerces, Sundred, Genias, Liberentis, Astal Aavors, Insemme Nation, United Draconia, Pizza Squared, RaRaRasputinn, Varagog, Zokk, Ethnon, Alsace and Lorraine United, Waterma, I am the one who knocks, Prickly Town, The United States of Romania, and Sahriastan.

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