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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,245th Best Weather: 3,351st Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,412th
The Free Land of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
No, a ferret is not just a long cat.
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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The Ferret Lands

Population2.274 billion

CapitalAavak City
LeaderThe High Chief Ferret

CurrencySchilling
AnimalFerret

The Free Land of The Ferret Lands is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The High Chief Ferret with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 2.274 billion Ferrets have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Defense, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aavak City. The average income tax rate is 91.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Ferret economy, worth 398 trillion Schillings a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 175,033 Schillings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

The government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more, a death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation, and citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Ferret Lands's national animal is the Ferret, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Ferret Lands is ranked 152,635th in the world and 6,082nd in the Pacific for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 47.55 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,245thTop
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Best Weather: 3,351stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,412thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,473rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,560thMost Developed: 3,742ndLongest Average Lifespans: 3,879thLowest Crime Rates: 4,250thHealthiest Citizens: 4,756thMost Devout: 4,775thSmartest Citizens: 5,493rdMost Cultured: 5,561stMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,969thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,372ndLargest Governments: 6,579thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,022ndMost Advanced Public Education: 7,204thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,431stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,021stTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,197thHighest Average Incomes: 8,252ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,729thMost Pacifist: 8,795thMost Influential: 8,928thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,977thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,522ndMost Efficient Economies: 9,851stMost Subsidized Industry: 10,796thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,927thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,262ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,410thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,871stLargest Welfare Programs: 14,607th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 31st in the regionMost Influential: 35th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 40th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 78th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 80th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 82nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 83rd in the regionMost Devout: 94th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 101st in the regionMost Developed: 107th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 116th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 132nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 137th in the regionMost Cultured: 142nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 146th in the regionLargest Governments: 159th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 165th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 187th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 189th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 190th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 225th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 230th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 244th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 255th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 258th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 267th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 268th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 289th in the regionMost Pacifist: 293rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 293rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 296th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 388th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 456th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 487th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 512th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Ferret Lands voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Imperium Anglorum"".
  • : Following new legislation in The Ferret Lands, citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ferret Lands, a death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation.
  • : The Ferret Lands was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in The Ferret Lands, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ferret Lands, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ferret Lands, the government pours millions of Schillings into rehabilitation programs annually.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ferret Lands, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ferret Lands, sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ferret Lands, the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles'.

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