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Most Primitive: 2,385thMost Devout: 3,092ndMost Cultured: 3,852nd
The City and District of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The High Hills for a Refuge
Influence
Power
Founder / Secretary-General
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Average

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Shurdington

Population1.6 billion

CapitalSaint Claire
LeaderPrince George
Faiththe Church of Shurdington

Currencypound
Animaldove

The City and District of Shurdington is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prince George with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, complete lack of prisons, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-working, devout population of 1.6 billion Shurdingtonians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Claire. The average income tax rate is 35.3%.

The all-consuming Shurdingtonian economy, worth 110 trillion pounds a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 68,757 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

The government keeps its thumb on the scales of justice, giant beards and handlebar moustaches are increasingly popular, former customs officers are adjusting to their new lives as market stall traders, and the nation's police officers are famously miserable-looking. Crime is totally unknown. Shurdington's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is the Church of Shurdington.

Shurdington is ranked 212,611th in the world and 19th in The Localist Alliance for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -10.63 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most Primitive: 2,385thMost Devout: 3,092ndMost Cultured: 3,852ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,458thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,668thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,034thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,382ndTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,694thBest Weather: 19,362nd
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, the nation's police officers are famously miserable-looking.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, former customs officers are adjusting to their new lives as market stall traders.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, giant beards and handlebar moustaches are increasingly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, the government keeps its thumb on the scales of justice.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, public incontinence is a growing problem amongst the nation's women.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, children as young as eight can present logical proofs for the existence of the afterlife.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, divorce is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, a The Localist Alliance Tourist Association survey has rated Shurdington #1 for number twos.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience.
  • : Shurdington was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.

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