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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,684thMost Stationary: 4,012thBest Weather: 4,187th
The Bizarrely localized typhoon of
Father Knows Best State
Waiter, space diva needs more wine.
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Eminence Grise
Haver of All Things that are Good
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Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
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The Holy Therns

Population20.136 billion

CapitalThe Stormy Castle
Leaderthe Witch
Faithevil

Currencysoul
Animalnose-like appendage

The Bizarrely localized typhoon of The Holy Therns is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Witch with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 20.136 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 large, 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 76.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong a minion economy, worth a remarkable 1,520 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 75,502 souls, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, minions caught jaywalking often have their houses seized by the police, medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters, and behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos. 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 222,053rd in the world and 11th in Snazzy for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -27.2 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,684thMost Stationary: 4,012thBest Weather: 4,187thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,980thLowest Crime Rates: 5,013thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,080thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,096thLargest Black Market: 5,392ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,404thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,722ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,958thLargest Populations: 6,463rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,655thHealthiest Citizens: 9,702ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,800thMost Influential: 10,261stLongest Average Lifespans: 10,508thHighest Economic Output: 10,685thTop
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Largest Governments: 12,697thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,719thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,977thMost Inclusive: 20,459thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,110th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the region

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