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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,050thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,432ndMost Cultured: 3,949th
The Autocracy of
Father Knows Best State
To Honor Those Before Us
Gunter Von Flagstaff
Influence
Ambassador
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Swallonia

Population6.812 billion

CapitalBonne
LeaderGunter Von Flagstaff

CurrencyGuilder
AnimalSwallow

The Autocracy of Swallonia is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Gunter Von Flagstaff with an iron fist, and renowned for its digital currency, sprawling nuclear power plants, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 6.812 billion Swallonians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bonne. The average income tax rate is 77.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Swallonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,249 trillion Guilders a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 183,493 Guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Airport announcements inform passengers that flights have been delayed because pilots are having afternoon naps, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion, the government seizes all major gold finds, and a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Swallonia's national animal is the Swallow, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Swallonia is ranked 4,526th in the world and 2nd in United Nations UN for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 17,822.65 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,050thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,432ndTop
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Most Cultured: 3,949thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,526thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,529thNicest Citizens: 5,558thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,666thLowest Crime Rates: 6,653rdMost Developed: 7,913thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,132ndHighest Average Incomes: 8,530thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,536thMost Efficient Economies: 8,728thHealthiest Citizens: 8,843rdLargest Governments: 9,343rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,585thSmartest Citizens: 9,713thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,234thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,068thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,812thTop
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Most Inclusive: 13,720thHighest Economic Output: 14,577thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,618thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,741stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,918thMost Pacifist: 16,365thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,585thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,661stLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,846thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,663rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,675thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,599thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,601stMost Beautiful Environments: 19,628thMost Secular: 20,207thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,446thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,500th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Swallonia, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts.
  • : Following new legislation in Swallonia, the government seizes all major gold finds.
  • : Following new legislation in Swallonia, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Swallonia, airport announcements inform passengers that flights have been delayed because pilots are having afternoon naps.
  • : Following new legislation in Swallonia, people are raising their middle finger to non-digital currencies.
  • : Following new legislation in Swallonia, former polygamists always seem to have a huge number of visiting cousins.
  • : Following new legislation in Swallonia, calling Gunter Von Flagstaff a tyrant is seen as the ultimate compliment.
  • : Following new legislation in Swallonia, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi.
  • : Following new legislation in Swallonia, soldiers who shoot themselves in the foot are regarded as heroes.
  • : Following new legislation in Swallonia, the official Swallonian Phrase Book weighs as much as a small child.

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