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Most Valuable International Artwork: 152ndRudest Citizens: 371stLargest Retail Industry: 693rd
The Gerontocratic Patriarchy of
Left-Leaning College State
Do not destroy a good society in search of Utopia
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Upper Nowhere

Population3.623 billion

CapitalKilminster
LeaderChristopher Lee
FaithScam

Currencyshilling
Animalhog-nosed bat

The Gerontocratic Patriarchy of Upper Nowhere is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Christopher Lee with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 3.623 billion Upper Nowhereans enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kilminster. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 27.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Upper Nowherean economy, worth 945 trillion shillings a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 260,848 shillings, with the richest citizens earning 7.3 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics, the death penalty has been reintroduced, children often kick hog-nosed bats for amusement, and the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Upper Nowhere's national animal is the hog-nosed bat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Scam.

Upper Nowhere is ranked 54,140th in the world and 42nd in The Hole To Hide In for Highest Drug Use, scoring 90.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 152ndRudest Citizens: 371stLargest Retail Industry: 693rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,399thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,882ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,056thMost Secular: 2,281stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,306thMost Efficient Economies: 2,363rdTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,520thSmartest Citizens: 2,611thMost Developed: 2,916thHighest Average Incomes: 3,129thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,123rdMost Influential: 6,482ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,789thLowest Crime Rates: 7,061stLargest Governments: 7,145thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,511thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,180thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,553rdTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 12,742ndMost Advanced Public Education: 13,494thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,336thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,916thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17,038thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,555thHighest Economic Output: 19,221stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,356thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,596thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,140thMost Cultured: 20,736thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,140thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,505thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,785thHealthiest Citizens: 23,352ndLargest Welfare Programs: 23,546th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13th in the regionNudest: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 21st in the regionMost Stationary: 21st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Upper Nowhere, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Nowhere, children often kick hog-nosed bats for amusement.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Nowhere, the death penalty has been reintroduced.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Nowhere, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics.
  • : Upper Nowhere was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Left-Leaning College State".
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Nowhere, patriotic citizens chant "there's only one Upper Nowhere" at foreigners.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Nowhere, Christopher Lee's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Nowhere, concerned environmentalists wipe away their tears with tissues sourced from Tasmanian old-growth redwoods.
  • : Upper Nowhere was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Nowhere, the seats at the back of the parliament are reserved for indigenous ministers.

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Endorsements Received: 10 » Candensia, Evve Terre, Exbrenia, Kynthes, Klusis, Rumanian States, Evacasia, Vennos, Nonadia, and Reru Tanda.

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