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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,626thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,594thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,835th
The United Socialist States of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Democracy and Equality for all!
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The Pride Isles

Population170 million

CurrencyMeow
AnimalCat

The United Socialist States of The Pride Isles is a very large, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 170 million Pride Islesians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 80.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Pride Islesian economy, worth 5.82 trillion Meows 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Furniture Restoration, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 34,242 Meows, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts, sea side cafes are required by law to close during summer, employers are keenest on employees who lack family values, and there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Pride Isles's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Pride Isles is ranked 180,288th in the world and 6,823rd in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -75.89 on the Rand Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,626thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,594thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,835thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,950thNicest Citizens: 12,202ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,091stHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,644thMost Inclusive: 16,161stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,919thSafest: 19,544thBest Weather: 20,029thMost Income Equality: 20,212th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 271st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 280th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 316th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 335th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 369th in the regionNicest Citizens: 392nd in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 430th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 449th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 526th in the regionMost Inclusive: 528th in the regionBest Weather: 657th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 691st in the regionSafest: 705th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 717th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Pride Isles, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Following new legislation in The Pride Isles, employers are keenest on employees who lack family values.
  • : The Pride Isles was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Following new legislation in The Pride Isles, sea side cafes are required by law to close during summer.
  • : Following new legislation in The Pride Isles, the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts.
  • : Following new legislation in The Pride Isles, the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded.
  • : Following new legislation in The Pride Isles, troublemakers boast about how many times they have to visit their therapist.
  • : Following new legislation in The Pride Isles, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.
  • : Following new legislation in The Pride Isles, the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned.
  • : The Pride Isles was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather, Most Income Equality, and Most Extensive Civil Rights.

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