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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 124thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 174thMost Primitive: 243rd
The Holy Land of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Compassion. Suffering. Pray for NationStates
His Holiness
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Red Spoon

Population4.341 billion

CapitalRed Faith
LeaderHis Holiness
FaithSpoonism

CurrencyGold bar
AnimalVampire

The Holy Land of Red Spoon is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by His Holiness with an iron fist, and notable for its fear of technology, pith helmet sales, and lack of airports. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.341 billion Red Spoonians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Environment, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Red Faith. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The powerhouse Red Spoonian economy, worth 741 trillion Gold bars a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 170,861 Gold bars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's black ops are starting to get on people's nerves, employers are gradually adapting to the alien premise of paying wages to their workers, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, and atheists on vacation find Spoonism's scriptures make useful doorstops. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Red Spoon's national animal is the Vampire, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Spoonism.

Red Spoon is ranked 184,878th in the world and 352nd in Forest for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -6.65 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 124thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 174thMost Primitive: 243rdMost Devout: 332ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 562ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 989thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,435thBest Weather: 1,467thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,955thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,333rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,705thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,851stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,991stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,340thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,717thLowest Crime Rates: 3,816thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,873rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3,929thLargest Governments: 4,154thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,533rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,545thMost Authoritarian: 5,021stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,045thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,608thHealthiest Citizens: 8,440thMost Conservative: 8,454thHighest Average Incomes: 9,630thTop
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Most Extreme: 16,590th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionMost Primitive: 14th in the regionMost Conservative: 15th in the regionLargest Black Market: 16th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 18th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 20th in the regionMost Extreme: 22nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 24th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 31st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 40th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 41st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 45th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Red Spoon's influence in Forest rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Red Spoon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in Red Spoon, atheists on vacation find Spoonism's scriptures make useful doorstops.
  • : Following new legislation in Red Spoon, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Following new legislation in Red Spoon, employers are gradually adapting to the alien premise of paying wages to their workers.
  • : Red Spoon was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Red Spoon, the nation's black ops are starting to get on people's nerves.
  • : Following new legislation in Red Spoon, His Holiness has been known to make speeches in fishing waders.
  • : Following new legislation in Red Spoon, the government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced.
  • : Following new legislation in Red Spoon, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists.

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