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Most Influential: 318thMost Secular: 629thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 657th
The National Union of
Democratic Socialists
Ad aeternum
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Political Freedom

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Population12.344 billion

LeaderMagnús Bertelsson
FaithState Atheism


The National Union of Poulton-with-Fearnhead is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Magnús Bertelsson with an even hand, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed population of 12.344 billion Varcarians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dheaxeev. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Poulton-with-Fearnheadian economy, worth a remarkable 2,874 trillion Færns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 232,848 Færns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, the consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award, convicts released after being found "wrongfully imprisoned" are surprisingly chill about the whole thing, and it is a silent spring in Poulton-with-Fearnhead. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Poulton-with-Fearnhead's national animal is the Dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Poulton-with-Fearnhead is ranked 318th in the world and 46th in Europeia for Most Influential, scoring 209,382 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Influential: 318thMost Secular: 629thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 657thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 704thLowest Crime Rates: 707thHighest Average Tax Rates: 781stLargest Governments: 940thMost Developed: 957thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,050thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,077thHealthiest Citizens: 1,157thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,376thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,480thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,485thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,530thMost Efficient Economies: 1,600thMost Patriotic: 1,667thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,827thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,169thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,259thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,309thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,383rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,595thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,601stTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 2,676thBest Weather: 2,788thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,889thSmartest Citizens: 3,319thHighest Food Quality: 3,601stRudest Citizens: 3,741stMost Cultured: 4,516thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,694thHighest Average Incomes: 4,908thHighest Economic Output: 6,148thMost Inclusive: 7,753rdTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 15,633rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,653rdSafest: 20,978thLargest Populations: 26,684th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 17th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 19th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionRudest Citizens: 21st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 24th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 29th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 37th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 39th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 41st in the regionMost Influential: 46th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 49th in the regionBest Weather: 49th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 50th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 57th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 57th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 63rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 65th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 78th in the regionMost Inclusive: 83rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Poulton-with-Fearnhead was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and Most Subsidized Industry and the Top 10% for Largest Populations.
  • : Following new legislation in Poulton-with-Fearnhead, it is a silent spring in Poulton-with-Fearnhead.
  • : Poulton-with-Fearnhead was endorsed by The Liberationist Union of United Vietussia.
  • : Poulton-with-Fearnhead voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Voice of ARB".
  • : Poulton-with-Fearnhead voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protections During Territorial Transitions".
  • : Following new legislation in Poulton-with-Fearnhead, convicts released after being found "wrongfully imprisoned" are surprisingly chill about the whole thing.
  • : Following new legislation in Poulton-with-Fearnhead, the consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award.
  • : Following new legislation in Poulton-with-Fearnhead, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool.
  • : Following new legislation in Poulton-with-Fearnhead, calling out of the blue has become taboo.
  • : Following new legislation in Poulton-with-Fearnhead, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 141 » Raghallaigh, Pirataria, Le Libertia, Mancheseva City, Caffeinated, Eloscape, Emastalia, Arvigiel, Brickfield, Kingdom of Stargard, Geektopia, Paulotzia, Beriwen, Poquaoi, Bursken, Royal Alchemia, Cortlandt Manor, SETTLEMENT OF DREAMS, West Wirral, Deliber, United Kingdoms of Redania, Voxum Mortalum, Trackeendy, Scaletta, Coloamerica, Almendron, Akeland, Tital Mania, Gabingston, Polgaria, Gooblaria, Lethen, Free Rosabell, Dark Edgyness, Mediocrea, The Lost Men, Caleban, Tarkovinia, Zakanda, Greatnessity City, The Zombay, The Tugboat Complex, New Mercia and Helena, United-Marrshmallows, Estingberg, Ganud, Cato2, Turpotia, Spartacistan, Jaydenism, and 91 others.Astrellan, Gemeinschaftsland, Stefoland, Myotatunto, Skyhawk Clan, Woodleland, Land of Bobtopia, Civilized Romanians, Old Aweic Wirs, Cutias, Bri-Tea-Sh Commonwealth, Freeeee, Waluigi Park, Dead Warrior Daddy, Zecklandia, Enuroland, Cultursus, Unidoria, The Militarist States of America, Selgary, Acapais, Thice Frostalt, Murden, Kurvix, Kiatland, South Parter, European capitalism, Nairatania, Maowi, Saturnia Tellus, Votokia, Freelandy, Nilao, Aevana, Prov, Decnotixa, Pland Adanna, Penlopa, Purple Ruthenia, Primorye Oblast, Atlas-Preussen, Hakwan, Kluyatia, Northeastern Italian, The Grand Vailon Polity, Duchy of Lithuania, Scarlington, Kingdom of Ones Heart, Estados federativos do sul, Ambaskow, Malenia Blade Miquella, Siburian, Abassyia, Vape of Good Hope, The duck republic, New dundland, Buddhists of Janra, Konaseema, Dementry, Jobenheim, Kahrzan, Bigbonia, Moryazvia, The Three States, Rafen-Zheltyr, Rawatna, Turkesbenizstan, Frunas, Valdion, Ridinger fist, Default Flag, Libertatem Omnibus, Unification and Liberty, Andueva, Fokht, Sparta69, Sancta Maria Mater Ecclesia, Ducklingville, Greater Mecklenburg-Pommern, Caniacairn, United Republic of Novorossa, Charoskania, Malevos, Biafraa, Westlechland, Turks and Francs, Kroll Union, Dat Countreh, Baobab-Bumbaria, Arleses, and United Vietussia.