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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,059thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,926thMost Pacifist: 5,642nd
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
We Stand For All
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Snowylands

Population673 million

CapitalSnowden

Currencysnowflake
Animalarctic fox

The Republic of The Snowylands is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its irreverence towards religion, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 673 million Snowylanders 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 enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snowden. The average income tax rate is 73.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Snowish economy, worth 43.8 trillion snowflakes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 65,036 snowflakes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Back-alley circumcision clinics are popping up all over the nation, rumor has it that Leader has won three lotteries in a row, bike rage is all the rage, and it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Snowylands's national animal is the arctic fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Snowylands is ranked 128,587th in the world and 2,744th in the Rejected Realms for Most Stationary, with 97.62015974528 Days.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,059thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,926thMost Pacifist: 5,642ndSafest: 5,787thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,523rdNicest Citizens: 6,905thMost Inclusive: 8,878thMost Income Equality: 10,116thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,318thHealthiest Citizens: 13,443rdBest Weather: 13,834thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,914thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,473rdMost Rebellious Youth: 17,131stHighest Drug Use: 17,674thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,885thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,159thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,416thMost Secular: 21,244thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,095thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,156th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 63rd in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 95th in the regionMost Pacifist: 116th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 130th in the regionSafest: 132nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 145th in the regionNicest Citizens: 149th in the regionMost Inclusive: 193rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 287th in the regionMost Income Equality: 309th in the regionBest Weather: 320th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 329th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 344th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 390th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 393rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 394th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 421st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 436th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 458th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 508th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 533rd in the regionMost Cultured: 592nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 644th in the regionMost Secular: 655th in the regionMost Politically Free: 686th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Snowylands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in The Snowylands, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Following new legislation in The Snowylands, bike rage is all the rage.
  • : Following new legislation in The Snowylands, rumor has it that Leader has won three lotteries in a row.
  • : Following new legislation in The Snowylands, back-alley circumcision clinics are popping up all over the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in The Snowylands, flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys.
  • : Following new legislation in The Snowylands, the nation wears its high incidence of chromosomal diseases as a badge of pride.
  • : The Snowylands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry and Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in The Snowylands, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions.
  • : Following new legislation in The Snowylands, the general public only knows their favorite politician's first name.

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