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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12thLeast Corrupt Governments: 13thMost Pacifist: 29th
The Federal Republic of
New York Times Democracy
E pluribus unum
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Winklebottom

Population22.825 billion

CapitalWinkopolis

CurrencyWink
AnimalRook

The Federal Republic of Winklebottom is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its frequent executions, vat-grown people, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 22.825 billion Winktonians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winkopolis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Winklebottomian economy, worth a remarkable 9,029 trillion Winks 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 395,587 Winks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims, anyone who sneezes at border crossings is turned away, and scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway. Crime is totally unknown. Winklebottom's national animal is the Rook, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Winklebottom is ranked 16,923rd in the world and 329th in the Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 5,807 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12thLeast Corrupt Governments: 13thMost Pacifist: 29thMost Compassionate Citizens: 30thLargest Publishing Industry: 32ndNicest Citizens: 33rdMost Inclusive: 35thHighest Food Quality: 55thHealthiest Citizens: 60thSafest: 61stSmartest Citizens: 61stMost Developed: 66thLongest Average Lifespans: 79thMost Cheerful Citizens: 90thMost Secular: 129thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 138thMost Cultured: 148thMost Scientifically Advanced: 161stMost Rebellious Youth: 228thLargest Governments: 335thLargest Information Technology Sector: 372ndLowest Crime Rates: 468thHighest Average Tax Rates: 483rdHighest Poor Incomes: 500thHighest Economic Output: 628thMost Advanced Public Education: 668thMost Beautiful Environments: 736thMost Efficient Economies: 758thHighest Average Incomes: 840thLargest Welfare Programs: 864thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 912thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 963rdMost Stationary: 1,050thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,187thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,207thBest Weather: 1,369thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,387thLargest Populations: 5,556thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,666thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,841stTop
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Most Influential: 11,977thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,923rdMost Politically Free: 16,959thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,599th
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Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 25th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 27th in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the regionBest Weather: 32nd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 63rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 69th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 124th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 128th in the regionMost Influential: 145th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 329th in the regionNudest: 335th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 592nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, anyone who sneezes at border crossings is turned away.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, sales of trenchcoats are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, parents dread their examinations more than their children.
  • : Winklebottom was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, turning the other cheek is accompanied by a polite letter of complaint.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, sex changes are routinely performed at Winklebottom's hospitals.

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