by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 80thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 83rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 97th
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Barba non facit philosophum
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

The Misconception

Population13.188 billion

CapitalSerendipity
FaithThe Church of Bloggessianism

Currencypeble
Animalmanic monkey mind

The Republic of The Misconception is a gargantuan, safe nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.188 billion misconceptians 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, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Serendipity. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient misconceptionian economy, worth a remarkable 2,895 trillion pebles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. Average income is an amazing 219,532 pebles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Parents dread their examinations more than their children, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways, adults pretending to be teenage girls claim to have wholesome motives, and it's often raining men (hallelujah) in Serendipity. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Misconception's national animal is the manic monkey mind, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Church of Bloggessianism.

The Misconception is ranked 214,520th in the world and 6,887th in Osiris for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -48.15 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Top
1%
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 80thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 83rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 97thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 134thLargest Welfare Programs: 175thMost Advanced Public Education: 209thMost Pacifist: 252ndMost Beautiful Environments: 318thMost Cheerful Citizens: 346thMost Inclusive: 438thHighest Average Tax Rates: 443rdHighest Food Quality: 445thNicest Citizens: 455thLeast Corrupt Governments: 456thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 470thBest Weather: 494thSafest: 522ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 550thMost Compassionate Citizens: 558thMost Cultured: 603rdLargest Governments: 604thMost Developed: 648thLongest Average Lifespans: 731stMost Rebellious Youth: 841stLowest Crime Rates: 1,002ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,153rdSmartest Citizens: 1,241stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,614thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,736thTop
5%
Largest Publishing Industry: 3,124thHighest Average Incomes: 5,236thHighest Economic Output: 5,316thMost Efficient Economies: 5,438thMost Income Equality: 9,230thTop
10%
Nudest: 12,146thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,918thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,024th
Top
1%
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionSafest: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 32nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 34th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 40th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 48th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 62nd in the regionTop
5%
Largest Publishing Industry: 110th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 206th in the regionMost Income Equality: 210th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 218th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 219th in the regionTop
10%
Nudest: 413th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 678th in the regionLargest Populations: 679th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 679th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Misconception was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Following new legislation in The Misconception, it's often raining men (hallelujah) in Serendipity.
  • : Following new legislation in The Misconception, adults pretending to be teenage girls claim to have wholesome motives.
  • : Following new legislation in The Misconception, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways.
  • : Following new legislation in The Misconception, parents dread their examinations more than their children.
  • : Following new legislation in The Misconception, sleeping on the job is recommended.
  • : Following new legislation in The Misconception, older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road.
  • : The Misconception altered its national flag.
  • : The Misconception was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : The Misconception was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Dead and Largest Populations.

More...

View Forum posts

Report