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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 536th Largest Black Market: 894th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,118th
The Enviromentalist Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Live For Green, Die For Green
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Enviromentalist Dictatorship of Very New Greenland is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by A Tree with an iron fist, and renowned for its enslaved workforce, compulsory vegetarianism, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.858 billion Very New Greenlandians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Environment and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Green. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 77.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Very New Greenlandian economy, worth 935 trillion Leaves a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Cheese Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 192,520 Leaves, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 667,336 per year while the poor average 40,547, a ratio of 16.5 to 1.

Midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency, park rangers perform full-body searches on suspected fungus smugglers, tie-dye has been outlawed for being 'too occult', and Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to The Green to enjoy their national art. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Very New Greenland's national animal is the Tree, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Tree-Hugging.

Very New Greenland is ranked 15,553rd in the world and 10th in Texas for Most Authoritarian, with 1.71 Stalins.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 536thLargest Black Market: 894thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,118thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,069thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,300thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,578thBest Weather: 2,612thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,738thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,518thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,541stLargest Insurance Industry: 3,679thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,905thHighest Average Incomes: 5,253rdTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,749thMost Devout: 8,178thMost Conservative: 9,020thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,066thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9,136thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,152ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,092ndHighest Economic Output: 11,296thLargest Governments: 11,504thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,869thMost Ignorant Citizens: 12,222nd
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Conservative: 10th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Very New Greenland, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to The Green to enjoy their national art.
  • : Following new legislation in Very New Greenland, tie-dye has been outlawed for being 'too occult'.
  • : Following new legislation in Very New Greenland, park rangers perform full-body searches on suspected fungus smugglers.
  • : Following new legislation in Very New Greenland, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency.
  • : Following new legislation in Very New Greenland, the adult unemployment rate nears 100% as all available jobs have been filled by young children.
  • : Very New Greenland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Very New Greenland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Very New Greenland, stony-faced prosecutors play loud gangster rap music during court proceedings.
  • : Following new legislation in Very New Greenland, the government is spending billions of Leaves on a fancy space probe to find a planet that may not even exist.
  • : Following new legislation in Very New Greenland, the nation has declared war on all passing comets.

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Endorsements Received: 3 » NewTexas, Sarahs-Texas, and Blandings and Fenwick.

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