by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Ad From Max

Providence: The new novel by Max Barry, creator of NationStates

Most Valuable International Artwork: 84thMost Secular: 2,067thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,215th
The Kingdom of
Left-Leaning College State
Want to trade?
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population2.295 billion



The Kingdom of Debussy is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Claude with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 2.295 billion Lazarenes enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Executiva. The average income tax rate is 87.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Debussyian economy, worth 296 trillion Banks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 129,337 Banks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

You're only as old as you feel, pawn shop reality shows dominate basic cable, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Bank charge on their phone bill, and Claude's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week. Crime is totally unknown. Debussy's national animal is the Moose, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cards.

Debussy is ranked 123,853rd in the world and 4,303rd in Lazarus for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.74 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 84thTop
Most Secular: 2,067thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,215thMost Influential: 2,410thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,415thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,921stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,075thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,308thNicest Citizens: 4,415thFattest Citizens: 5,426thRudest Citizens: 5,539thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,752ndMost Inclusive: 6,090thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,642ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,664thMost Cultured: 7,301stMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,004thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,174thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,408thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,428thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,078thTop
Nudest: 10,639thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,856thMost Pacifist: 11,048thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,400thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,449thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,544thLargest Governments: 11,852ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,719thSmartest Citizens: 12,837thMost Developed: 13,920thHighest Drug Use: 15,265thHighest Average Incomes: 19,043rd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 53rd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 102nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 131st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 168th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 181st in the regionNicest Citizens: 189th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 238th in the regionRudest Citizens: 256th in the regionMost Inclusive: 274th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 278th in the regionFattest Citizens: 290th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 303rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 333rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 380th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 408th in the regionNudest: 414th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 526th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 549th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 562nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 564th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 564th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 576th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 614th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 637th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 653rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 658th in the regionLargest Governments: 707th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 715th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 723rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 748th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, Claude's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Bank charge on their phone bill.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, pawn shop reality shows dominate basic cable.
  • : Debussy endorsed The Slave Galleon of Hiilisatama.
  • : Debussy endorsed The Federal Republic of Jungiania.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, you're only as old as you feel.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, all government communication requires the imprimatur of the Truth Police.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, parents who reward their teens' chores with concert tickets are charged with illegal reselling.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, autocrats are persona non grata.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 109 » Mzeusia, Glorious Society, Aguaria Major, Inceptio, Aflana, Cossack Peoples, New Rogernomics, Steel Vagabonds, Burning Pants, Perchan, Axixic, Guiness Freaks, Aigania, Surd, Custadia, The Sigometh Dynasty, Treadwellia, Sombrassino, Nippon Shotou Teikoku, Grand Place, Port Flynt, Owans, Aleckandor, Aaecilia, Demonos, Pans Desta, Bukowina, The Islands of Colwell, Ashoy, Zekrosz, Baelju, Bravenewworld, Darcaethir, Loftegen 3, Shadowra, Mo-Po-Lo-Jo-To-Jo, Denado, Mainze, Fissure Town, The Salvation States, Sireco, Northern Rosary Isles, Darkium, Silver Minner, Skin Nation The Second, The Celestial Lands, Zadaria, Trumps Dictatorship, Kamikaze89, Uhanda, and 59 others.The Daedric Lords, Laporter, Courlany, Auralon, Margandy, United Soviet States of Bacon, Nova Zemlya, Aegis-5, Tristin, Xracona, Outlaw Conformity, Othan, Pepper Island Democratica Freeland Papri, Astalen, Amertheria, Marcellinople, Domais, Nargorthia, Praenestia, Emperor PJ, Honeydewistania, Zinertia, Kubaroony, Torkar, Ariannas, Narwhalsgomoo, Antolica, Yurp, Curlywurlyia, Watchlandia, PinkFloyd and The Beatles, Bobs raider puppet, Erythrean, Arclandia, Tottoro, LucKingdom, Issrak-om, Kan Po, Saint Islaskerzerblest, Ignatiogrania, Sneyland, Allochthonis, Manica, Legendary Magus, Desvios, Fortytipper, The Federalist Unions, Potted Plants United, Iron Alliance, Arkanik, Dominikwa, Unicorria, Military without borders, Kawaiidesh, Greater new Eurasia, Wobnia, Russioski, Greygard, and Almunia.

View Forum posts