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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,526th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5,280th Rudest Citizens: 5,340th
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Walterdan

Population1.232 billion

CapitalDelige
LeaderChancellor Angela Schmidt
Faithsecular

CurrencyRoyal Mark
AnimalFalcon

The United Empire of Walterdan is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Chancellor Angela Schmidt with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.232 billion Walterdanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Delige. The average income tax rate is 66.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Walterdanian economy, worth 190 trillion Royal Marks a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 154,455 Royal Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls, the new iVote app allows representatives to vote on legislation by launching ill-tempered birds and matching candies, tea and biscuits have replaced waterboarding and sleep deprivation as the primary tools of interrogation, and spontaneous nocturnal decapitation is considered 'death by natural causes' for enemies of Walterdan. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Walterdan's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is secular.

Walterdan is ranked 11,084th in the world and 1st in Tecarth for Most Cultured, scoring 105 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5,280thRudest Citizens: 5,340thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,733rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,814thSmartest Citizens: 6,986thMost Developed: 7,030thMost Inclusive: 7,141stMost Secular: 7,823rdTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 9,054thNicest Citizens: 9,728thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,755thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,780thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,078thLargest Retail Industry: 10,614thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,870thMost Cultured: 11,084thMost Efficient Economies: 11,633rdHighest Average Incomes: 11,678thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,033rdLargest Welfare Programs: 12,943rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,125thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,892ndLargest Governments: 15,995thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,253rdHealthiest Citizens: 16,484th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Walterdan, spontaneous nocturnal decapitation is considered 'death by natural causes' for enemies of Walterdan.
  • : Following new legislation in Walterdan, tea and biscuits have replaced waterboarding and sleep deprivation as the primary tools of interrogation.
  • : Following new legislation in Walterdan, the new iVote app allows representatives to vote on legislation by launching ill-tempered birds and matching candies.
  • : Following new legislation in Walterdan, photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls.
  • : Following new legislation in Walterdan, towns that stop turning a profit are turned into animal sanctuaries.
  • : Following new legislation in Walterdan, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.
  • : Walterdan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Walterdan, stun grenade flashes and assault weapon fire form the expected nocturnal soundscape of Walterdan.
  • : Following new legislation in Walterdan, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Walterdan, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".

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