by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd Most Cultured: 17th Most Developed: 26th
The Emoticons of
New York Times Democracy
Where's my wallet?
Founder / WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend

Smiley Bob

Population20.738 billion

CapitalAvengers Tower


The Emoticons of Smiley Bob is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Danielle with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 20.738 billion Smilers enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avengers Tower. The average income tax rate is 8.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Smiley economy, worth a remarkable 3,038 trillion pikas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 146,504 pikas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Smilers are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks, the nation's youth would rather watch paint dry than the news, the nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents, and the skeletons of lost tourists litter the ground of the Great Smiley Desert. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Smiley Bob's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Smiley Bob is ranked 2,537th in the world and 2nd in Hollow Point for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 458.31 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rdMost Cultured: 17thMost Developed: 26thHealthiest Citizens: 27thLongest Average Lifespans: 46thMost Beautiful Environments: 49thBest Weather: 67thMost Rebellious Youth: 68thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 83rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 87thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 142ndMost Advanced Public Education: 181stLeast Corrupt Governments: 306thSmartest Citizens: 326thMost Pacifist: 329thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 364thHighest Crime Rates: 365thMost Stationary: 426thNicest Citizens: 461stLargest Welfare Programs: 640thMost Advanced Public Transport: 699thMost Secular: 729thMost Inclusive: 1,129thLargest Governments: 1,470thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,665thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,537thHighest Economic Output: 2,594thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,885thMost Influential: 3,636thLargest Populations: 3,662ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,380thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,544thMost Politically Free: 10,410thMost Efficient Economies: 11,757thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,557thHighest Average Incomes: 12,652ndHighest Drug Use: 15,284th
Most Politically Free: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 4 » Kornesia, Pikapikastan, Caltof, and Ailuro Republic.

View Forum posts