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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,942nd Most Stationary: 4,588th Most Corrupt Governments: 4,948th
The Bizarrely localized typhoon of
Father Knows Best State
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Enforcer
Haver of All Things that are Good
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Civil Rights
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Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
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The Holy Therns

Population17.007 billion

CapitalThe Stormy Castle
Leaderthe Witch
Faithevil

Currencysoul
Animalnose-like appendage

The Bizarrely localized typhoon of The Holy Therns is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by the Witch with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, free-roaming dinosaurs, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 17.007 billion minions 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 government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Stormy Castle. The average income tax rate is 70.1%.

The strong a minion economy, worth a remarkable 1,099 trillion souls 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 64,638 souls, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

The Witch's recent "I have a dream that we will fight them by raking muck on the beaches" speech seems a little derivative to many, most of the population has had bad experiences with hoes, burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms, and neon signs promoting safe driving often distract drivers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Holy Therns's national animal is the nose-like appendage, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is evil.

The Holy Therns is ranked 22,907th in the world and 8th in Snazzy for Most Inclusive, scoring 130.8 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,942ndMost Stationary: 4,588thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,948thBest Weather: 4,961stLargest Black Market: 6,250thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,353rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,609thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,749thLargest Populations: 7,097thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,995thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,215thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,407thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 9,185thMost Influential: 10,686thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,671stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,704thHighest Economic Output: 12,497thHealthiest Citizens: 12,663rdLargest Governments: 15,761st
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Most Stationary: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Therns, neon signs promoting safe driving often distract drivers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Therns, burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Therns, most of the population has had bad experiences with hoes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Therns, The Witch's recent "I have a dream that we will fight them by raking muck on the beaches" speech seems a little derivative to many.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Therns, when you fly on Air The Holy Therns you win a seat or you die.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Therns, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Therns, elderly prisoners with severe dementia are reminded hourly that they are evil people by helpful nurse-wardens.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holy Therns, the fattest folk in The Holy Therns look to be the happiest ones.
  • : The Holy Therns lodged a message on the Snazzy Regional Message Board.
  • : The Holy Therns lodged a message on the Snazzy Regional Message Board.

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