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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 143rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 210thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 249th
The Free Land of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Hendrick Loves You 💖
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Strontland

Population3.235 billion

CapitalAlphen aan den Schijt
LeaderHendrick

CurrencyTarrel
AnimalAarsmade

The Free Land of Strontland is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Hendrick with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, enslaved workforce, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 3.235 billion Strontlandians 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 is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alphen aan den Schijt. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Strontlandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,249 trillion Tarrels 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 amazing 386,310 Tarrels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government employees from Strontland dominate international lumberjack competitions, bilingual Strontlandians are viewed with suspicion, hazmat suits are a common Strontlandian garb, and colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Strontlandian Liberator". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Strontland's national animal is the Aarsmade, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Strontland is ranked 181,451st in the world and 7,738th in the South Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 65 Years.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 143rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 210thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 249thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 275thHighest Poor Incomes: 294thMost Secular: 499thMost Corrupt Governments: 688thHighest Average Incomes: 823rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 858thLargest Black Market: 1,112thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,114thLowest Crime Rates: 1,392ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,484thLargest Governments: 1,944thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,946thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,997thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,345thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,882ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,435thMost Authoritarian: 4,557thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,187thLargest Mining Sector: 5,691stNudest: 5,801stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,380thSmartest Citizens: 6,743rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,361stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,598thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,801stHealthiest Citizens: 8,340thBest Weather: 9,698thMost Conservative: 10,034thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 10,627thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,367thMost Influential: 11,914thHighest Economic Output: 13,172ndMost Extreme: 14,758thMost Developed: 15,016thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,150thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,182nd
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost Secular: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 42nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 47th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 55th in the regionLargest Governments: 57th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 86th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 112th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 114th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 118th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 131st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 178th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 179th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 183rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 201st in the regionNudest: 212th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 226th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 241st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 242nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 259th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 290th in the regionBest Weather: 302nd in the regionMost Extreme: 308th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 341st in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 430th in the regionMost Developed: 439th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 467th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 546th in the regionMost Stationary: 559th in the regionMost Conservative: 581st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 610th in the regionLargest Populations: 744th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 771st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 821st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Strontland, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Strontlandian Liberator".
  • : Following new legislation in Strontland, hazmat suits are a common Strontlandian garb.
  • : Following new legislation in Strontland, bilingual Strontlandians are viewed with suspicion.
  • : Strontland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Strontland, government employees from Strontland dominate international lumberjack competitions.
  • : Following new legislation in Strontland, workers' complaints never reach central planning.
  • : Following new legislation in Strontland, vacationing Strontlandians expect to be treated as royalty.
  • : Strontland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Strontland, official maps have to be revised on a weekly basis.
  • : Following new legislation in Strontland, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon.

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