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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,578thBest Weather: 3,234thMost Devout: 4,655th
The Reflective Mirror of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
Daft mirror friend!
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Cuppie

Population7.989 billion

CapitalBudgie National Park
LeaderCubbie the Budgie
Faithwhatever budgies believe

CurrencyMirrorFriend
AnimalCubbie

The Reflective Mirror of Cuppie is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Cubbie the Budgie with an even hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, anti-smoking policies, and public floggings. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 7.989 billion Cups are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Budgie National Park. The average income tax rate is 65.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Cuppie economy, worth 254 trillion MirrorFriends 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 31,837 MirrorFriends, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Cups, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, and the slowest students feel vaguely targeted by their Mendelian Inheritance coursework. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Cuppie's national animal is the Cubbie, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is whatever budgies believe.

Cuppie is ranked 202,178th in the world and 396th in Forest for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -9.92 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,578thTop
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Best Weather: 3,234thMost Devout: 4,655thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,822ndNicest Citizens: 5,173rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,281stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,706thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,653rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,948thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,073rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,138thMost Pacifist: 8,244thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,575thMost Cultured: 14,998thMost Income Equality: 16,186th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Devout: 30th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cuppie was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Following new legislation in Cuppie, the slowest students feel vaguely targeted by their Mendelian Inheritance coursework.
  • : Following new legislation in Cuppie, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Cuppie, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Following new legislation in Cuppie, courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Cups.
  • : Following new legislation in Cuppie, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Following new legislation in Cuppie, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion.
  • : Following new legislation in Cuppie, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews.
  • : Following new legislation in Cuppie, exceptionally healthy police officers can sprint after crooks for hours on end.
  • : Following new legislation in Cuppie, the government evicts ethnic minorities by stranding them in the wilderness.

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