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Most Devout: 1,970thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,344thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,496th
The Mountain Nation of
Father Knows Best State
We will defend our mountains what ever the cost may be.
Joe talin
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Sneyland

Population5.537 billion

CapitalThe Mountains
LeaderJoe talin
FaithMountain

CurrencyGoats
AnimalGoat

The Mountain Nation of Sneyland is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Joe talin with an iron fist, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.537 billion Sneylandians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Mountains. The average income tax rate is 80.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sneylandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,034 trillion Goats a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. 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 186,795 Goats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Retired racing Goats are served truffles for breakfast, women mime their gynaecological symptoms with hand-puppets, the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service, and real chickens replace rooster weather vanes on inner-city rooftop gardens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sneyland's national animal is the Goat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Mountain.

Sneyland is ranked 28,192nd in the world and 3rd in New Imperial Union for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 5,408.3 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Devout: 1,970thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,344thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,496thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,788thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,302ndHighest Poor Incomes: 4,431stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,543rdMost Corrupt Governments: 5,916thLowest Crime Rates: 6,053rdLargest Black Market: 6,584thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,053rdMost Developed: 7,106thMost Efficient Economies: 7,790thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,909thHealthiest Citizens: 8,078thHighest Average Incomes: 8,186thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,370thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,953rdSmartest Citizens: 9,580thLargest Governments: 10,253rdMost Subsidized Industry: 10,528thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,548thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,359thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,920thTop
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Most Cultured: 12,113thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,906thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,346thMost Influential: 13,761stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,987thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,441stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,590thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,419thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,863rdHighest Economic Output: 17,883rdBest Weather: 19,824th
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Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sneyland, real chickens replace rooster weather vanes on inner-city rooftop gardens.
  • : Sneyland was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Sneyland, the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service.
  • : Following new legislation in Sneyland, women mime their gynaecological symptoms with hand-puppets.
  • : Following new legislation in Sneyland, retired racing Goats are served truffles for breakfast.
  • : Sneyland lodged a message on the New Imperial Union Regional Message Board.
  • : Sneyland's influence in New Imperial Union rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Sneyland was endorsed by The Healthy Green Salad of The LunchTable.
  • : Sneyland changed its national leader to "Joe talin".
  • : Sneyland changed its national motto to "We will defend our mountains what ever the cost may be.".

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