by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics


Least Corrupt Governments: 197th Largest Publishing Industry: 502nd Most Cheerful Citizens: 614th
The Universal Union of
Civil Rights Lovefest
If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets.
the Blue Duke
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population12.395 billion

Leaderthe Blue Duke

AnimalUrimelian Lion

The Universal Union of Urimel is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by the Blue Duke with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 12.395 billion Urim hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ur. The average income tax rate is 15.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Urimelian economy, worth a remarkable 2,450 trillion Talents a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 197,736 Talents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Urimel's radio stations, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, and students abandon classrooms for online education. Crime is totally unknown. Urimel's national animal is the Urimelian Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Urimel is ranked 71,365th in the world and 2,838th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 76.03 on the Hayek Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 197thLargest Publishing Industry: 502ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 614thNicest Citizens: 644thMost Compassionate Citizens: 753rdBest Weather: 953rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,139thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,238thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,375thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,404thMost Cultured: 1,485thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,602ndTop
Safest: 1,731stMost Influential: 1,862ndMost Developed: 1,865thSmartest Citizens: 1,868thMost Pacifist: 1,878thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,119thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,157thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,556thHealthiest Citizens: 2,642ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,792ndMost Inclusive: 2,993rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,146thMost Stationary: 4,091stHighest Economic Output: 4,522ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,109thHighest Average Incomes: 5,946thNudest: 7,846thTop
Most Politically Free: 8,681stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,381stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,030thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,156thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,284thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,305thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,375thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,476thMost Devout: 14,172ndLowest Crime Rates: 14,506thLargest Populations: 14,871st
Least Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 28th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 28th in the regionMost Cultured: 33rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 35th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 36th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 38th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 39th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 40th in the regionSafest: 41st in the regionMost Developed: 45th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 48th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 50th in the regionMost Pacifist: 53rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 54th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 61st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 62nd in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 64th in the regionMost Stationary: 86th in the regionMost Inclusive: 89th in the regionMost Influential: 101st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 112th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 125th in the regionMost Politically Free: 132nd in the regionLargest Populations: 132nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 132nd in the regionNudest: 167th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 219th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 254th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 279th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 286th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 360th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 361st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 368th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 374th in the regionMost Devout: 439th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 484th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 535th in the regionLargest Governments: 536th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 107 » Lyontisia, A Slanted Black Stripe, Mundiferrum, Kangarawa, Kaigi, Blazing Samaritan, Lanagon, Southern Yugoslavia, Freedom Fascists, Davinhia, Todd McCloud, Bachtendekuppen, Eurasian Socialist Federation, Roissyland, New Leganes, Propwash, Aelitia, Dremaur, Roliganistan, Drunken Seal Islands, The Romanum Legio, Asendavia, Ciggie Smallistan, Brotherland, Arkantis, Am Echad, Artimisiare, ReeK, Survivoristan, Ribanzi, Euricanis, Skandinavistan, Harapan, Axdel, Wendelandia, H-Zhena, Sicilla, Dzosk, Airrajul, Ardenaea, Wiranath, Sansangra, Riveraland, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Fedele, Pendragonania, Izonno, Danesopia, The Sacred Whale, Socialist Holy American Empire, and 57 others.Mastariere, Qui sequuntur somnia, Ver Norge, Bharatewa, Someseni, Aristortia, Peryn, Ravendi, Dark Edgyness, Grand Rheinland, Headpat Central, British Calradia, Bulli, Hizuru, United China Nation, Squid Ruinosa, The Happian Union, Republic of Berzerkistan, Lorynia, Tim Stark, Marrico, Eastern Hyront Scasssen, Thyaclinia, Davelands, VW53Aland, Yumaka, Ridann, Merlovich, Neruch, Shantan, Solarfall, TheRuthenians, Bullpups, The Angel of Charity, Indovinesia, Arpino, Slui, SloveStates, Janoobi Jazair, Broengtopia, Kilkire, BearStackof2015, Just Vale 2, Talitoa, Novo Datlovia, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Stellar Colonies, The United Asian Republics, Justice-Becoming, Gratefuland, VoyKovie, Kalaratri, Aleister, Funkadelia, Eagas, The United Neo American Union, and Rhealaliit.

View Forum posts