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Kodiak Happiness Index (Updated June 2024)


Kodiak Happiness Index

Introduction
NationStates has never really measured the happiness of a nation. There are certain indexes in the world that help us visualize the potential for happiness in numbers. Living in a very happy country myself, I have been wondering: what would it be like in the Kodiak nations? To answer this, I attempted to recreate the World Happiness Report in NationStates. Of course, I had to come up with my own calculation, as the official one is not public, but my metric are based on the same factors the World Happiness Report takes into account. The results I found were pretty surprising, have a look for yourself:

1 Battadia 0.82

2 South Cahadonia 0.69

3 Alvakheda 0.67

4 Washington-Columbia 0.66

5 Minuss 0.62

6 Danzig and Pomerania 0.58

6 Northern Cagas 0.58

8 Sabutaka 0.57

8 Yarumab-Corriopankt 0.57

10 Taliin 0.55

11 Arlandova 0.54

12 Kallanistan People s Republic 0.53

12 Nalatia States 0.53

12 Rykkland 0.53

Average 0.52

15 Clockwork Lands 0.50

15 Gibraltir 0.50

15 Iraeli 0.50

18 Cromreland 0.49

19 Danslandia 0.48

20 New Asden 0.47

21 The Greater Antilles 0.45

22 Kurdipam 0.43

23 Homul 0.42

24 Slatium 0.39

25 Piehu 0.30

26 SorcererKingdom 0.24

27 Dimo 0.23

More nations will be included in the future.

How do you calculate the score?
I attempted to take into account the same factors as the World Happiness Report: GDP per capita, welfare, life expectancy, personal freedoms, generosity (cheerfulness and niceness), and integrity. This is the metric that I first came up with:

((GDP per capita / 1000000 * 2) + (Welfare / 15000) + (Lifespan / 100) + ((Civil rights + Political freedom) / 2 / 100 * 2) + ((Cheerfulness + Niceness) / 2 / 100 * 2) + (Integrity / 100)) / 9 = INDEX

Receiving feedback and tips from Battadia and Aleixandria (hopefully) helped me improve the index:

((Welfare / 15000 * 2) + (Lifespan / 100) + ((Civil rights + Political freedom) / 2 / 100 * 3) + (Inclusiveness / 1000) + (Compassion / 200) + (Safety / 200 * 2) + (Integrity / 100)) / 11 = INDEX

The new metric attempts to reflect happiness not only through materialistic means. The index emphasizes personal freedoms, safety and welfare, while also takes into account life expectancy, inclusivity, compassion and integrity.

Thank you, Battadia and Aleixandria!

Is it possible to receive a score above 1?
The calculations I use make it theoretically possible for a country to score above 1 on the index, though it is extremely difficult and very unlikely to do so, and no country in The Kodiak Republic will achieve this score anytime soon.

How often will the index be updated?
It makes no sense for me to update it monthly, as the results would be too similar (and it takes a lot of time to calculate anyway). I am not sure yet, though it is most likely I'll update it every couple of months. All previous results will be archived as well.

1 Battadia 0.82

2 South Cahadonia 0.69

3 Alvakheda 0.67

4 Washington-Columbia 0.66

5 Minuss 0.62

6 Danzig and Pomerania 0.58

6 Northern Cagas 0.58

8 Sabutaka 0.57

8 Yarumab-Corriopankt 0.57

10 Taliin 0.55

11 Arlandova 0.54

12 Kallanistan People s Republic 0.53

12 Nalatia States 0.53

12 Rykkland 0.53

Average 0.52

15 Clockwork Lands 0.50

15 Gibraltir 0.50

15 Iraeli 0.50

18 Cromreland 0.49

19 Danslandia 0.48

20 New Asden 0.47

21 The Greater Antilles 0.45

22 Kurdipam 0.43

23 Homul 0.42

24 Slatium 0.39

25 Piehu 0.30

26 SorcererKingdom 0.24

27 Dimo 0.23

1 Battadia 0.70

2 South Cahadonia 0.65

3 Washington-Columbia 0.62

4 Minuss 0.57

5 Sabutaka 0.54

6 Taliin 0.53

6 Danzig and Pomerania 0.53

8 Yarumab-Corriopankt 0.52

9 New Asden 0.51

9 Kallanistan People s Republic 0.51

9 Arlandova 0.51

12 Rykkland 0.49

13 Nalatia States 0.48

Average 0.48

14 Cromreland 0.46

15 Clockwork Lands 0.45

15 Iraeli 0.45

17 Danslandia 0.44

17 Piehu 0.44

19 The Greater Antilles 0.42

20 Homul 0.40

20 Kurdipam 0.40

22 Slatium 0.39

23 SorcererKingdom 0.31

24 Dimo 0.29

Average
GDP 0.38
Wel 0.24
LifEx 0.89
CivPol 1.27
CheNic 0.79
Int 0.80

0.00 - Above average
0.00 - Below average
0.00 - On average

Arlandova

GDP 0.21
Wel 0.35
LifEx 0.91
CivPol 1.23
CheNic 0.92
Int 0.94

: 9 = 0.51

Battadia

GDP 0.47
Wel 0.88
LifEx 0.97
CivPol 1.20
CheNic 1.77
Int 0.98

: 9 = 0.70

Clockwork Lands

GDP 0.34
Wel 0
LifEx 0.90
CivPol 1.49
CheNic 0.39
Int 0.95

: 9 = 0.45

Cromreland

GDP 0.44
Wel 0
LifEx 0.93
CivPol 1.23
CheNic 0.62
Int 0.95

: 9 = 0.46

Danslandia

GDP 0.40
Wel 0.23
LifEx 0.92
CivPol 0.93
CheNic 0.70
Int 0.82

: 9 = 0.44

Danzig and Pomerania

GDP 0.24
Wel 0.46
LifEx 0.92
CivPol 1.22
CheNic 0.99
Int 0.93

: 9 = 0.53

Dimo

GDP 0.68
Wel 0.00
LifEx 0.21
CivPol 1.45
CheNic 0.26
Int 0.02

: 9 = 0.29

The Greater Antilles

GDP 0.17
Wel 0.19
LifEx 0.91
CivPol 0.85
CheNic 0.77
Int 0.90

: 9 = 0.42

Homul

GDP 0.33
Wel 0.03
LifEx 0.91
CivPol 1.11
CheNic 0.48
Int 0.73

: 9 = 0.40

Iraeli

GDP 0.10
Wel 0.03
LifEx 0.85
CivPol 1.40
CheNic 0.73
Int 0.94

: 9 = 0.45

Kallanistan People s Republic

GDP 0.27
Wel 0.37
LifEx 0.91
CivPol 1.50
CheNic 0.71
Int 0.79

: 9 = 0.51

Kurdipam

GDP 0.22
Wel 0.20
LifEx 0.90
CivPol 0.92
CheNic 0.56
Int 0.81

: 9 = 0.40

Minuss

GDP 0.46
Wel 0.39
LifEx 0.93
CivPol 1.44
CheNic 0.95
Int 0.93

: 9 = 0.57

Nalatia States

GDP 0.16
Wel 0.23
LifEx 0.91
CivPol 1.34
CheNic 0.72
Int 0.94

: 9 = 0.48

New Asden

GDP 0.48
Wel 0.16
LifEx 0.92
CivPol 1.51
CheNic 0.58
Int 0.91

: 9 = 0.51

Piehu

GDP 1.28
Wel 0.02
LifEx 0.96
CivPol 1.19
CheNic 0.47
Int 0.07

: 9 = 0.44

Rykkland

GDP 0.21
Wel 0.07
LifEx 0.93
CivPol 1.43
CheNic 0.87
Int 0.94

: 9 = 0.49

Sabutaka

GDP 0.29
Wel 0.29
LifEx 0.92
CivPol 1.47
CheNic 0.95
Int 0.94

: 9 = 0.54

Slatium

GDP 0.34
Wel 0.24
LifEx 0.92
CivPol 0.50
CheNic 0.86
Int 0.66

: 9 = 0.39

SorcererKingdom

GDP 0.59
Wel 0.21
LifEx 0.92
CivPol 0.62
CheNic 0.33
Int 0.15

: 9 = 0.31

South Cahadonia

GDP 0.48
Wel 0.54
LifEx 0.92
CivPol 1.69
CheNic 1.30
Int 0.96

: 9 = 0.65

Taliin

GDP 0.32
Wel 0.06
LifEx 0.92
CivPol 1.54
CheNic 1.00
Int 0.94

: 9 = 0.53

Washington-Columbia

GDP 0.33
Wel 0.46
LifEx 0.92
CivPol 1.65
CheNic 1.27
Int 0.96

: 9 = 0.62

Yarumab-Corriopankt

GDP 0.19
Wel 0.25
LifEx 0.90
CivPol 1.54
CheNic 0.85
Int 0.94

: 9 = 0.52

That is all, have fun playing and don't forget to keep your citizens happy!

Last updated: 24-06-12

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