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Smiley Bob

Population27.481 billion

CapitalAvengers Tower
LeaderDanielle
Faitha tie

Currencypika
Animaldragon

The Emoticons of Smiley Bob is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Danielle with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, strictly enforced bedtime, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 27.481 billion Smilers are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avengers Tower. The average income tax rate is 93.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Smiley economy, worth a remarkable 5,188 trillion pikas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 188,795 pikas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts, boys who take just one date to the high school prom are called 'losers', and lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post. Crime is almost non-existent. Smiley Bob's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is a tie.

Smiley Bob is ranked 224th in the world and 1st in Hollow Point for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 2,757.81 Bank.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2ndMost Cultured: 21stMost Developed: 25thHealthiest Citizens: 26thLongest Average Lifespans: 33rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 36thBest Weather: 37thMost Beautiful Environments: 38thMost Rebellious Youth: 52ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 54thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 99thMost Pacifist: 122ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 134thMost Advanced Public Education: 186thLargest Welfare Programs: 203rdNicest Citizens: 210thMost Valuable International Artwork: 224thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 349thMost Advanced Public Transport: 395thMost Compassionate Citizens: 409thSmartest Citizens: 482ndMost Inclusive: 548thLargest Governments: 682ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 897thMost Subsidized Industry: 991stSafest: 1,274thHighest Economic Output: 1,900thMost Secular: 2,037thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,516thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,151stLargest Populations: 3,153rdMost Influential: 4,134thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,848thHighest Average Incomes: 7,782ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,820thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,891stTop
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Highest Drug Use: 15,189thMost Income Equality: 20,432ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,823rd
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post.
  • : Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, boys who take just one date to the high school prom are called 'losers'.
  • : Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts.
  • : Smiley Bob lodged a message on the Hollow Point Regional Message Board.
  • : Smiley Bob lodged a message on the Hollow Point Regional Message Board.
  • : Smiley Bob agreed to construct embassies between Hollow Point and Create an embassy with us.
  • : Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally.
  • : Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, acute politicians deride opposition members for being obtuse.
  • : Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper.
  • : Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, the carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills.

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