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St Stephen n Critters

Population28.153 billion

CurrencyJerry Berry
AnimalDancing Bear

The Community of St Stephen n Critters is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its state-planned economy, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 28.153 billion St Stephen n Crittersians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but underdeveloped St Stephen n Crittersian economy, worth a remarkable 4,737 trillion Jerry Berries a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is an impressive 168,285 Jerry Berries, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

One of the most popular models in St Stephen n Critters has a scarred face and one working eye, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, and public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers. Crime is totally unknown. St Stephen n Critters's national animal is the Dancing Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

St Stephen n Critters is ranked 169,362nd in the world and 59th in Hippy Haven for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -105.73 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Inclusive: 3rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 4thNicest Citizens: 4thMost Beautiful Environments: 5thMost Pacifist: 5thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5thLongest Average Lifespans: 6thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8thLargest Governments: 11thMost Cultured: 18thBest Weather: 19thSmartest Citizens: 22ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 25thMost Cheerful Citizens: 27thLowest Crime Rates: 36thSafest: 36thMost Rebellious Youth: 38thHealthiest Citizens: 48thLargest Welfare Programs: 92ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 114thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 117thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 142ndMost Advanced Public Education: 229thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 280thMost Influential: 1,056thHighest Economic Output: 1,254thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,288thLargest Populations: 1,304thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,462ndTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,266thMost Stationary: 3,040thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,163rdMost Politically Free: 4,523rdMost Secular: 4,581stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,565thNudest: 7,026thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,339thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 8,625thMost Income Equality: 10,504thMost Extreme: 10,526th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, one of the most popular models in St Stephen n Critters has a scarred face and one working eye.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, prisoners have been known to host cooking and home décor television shows.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, autocrats are persona non grata.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, Leader's speeches are beloved by insomniacs.

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