by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 2,395thSafest: 6,049thMost Pacifist: 6,102nd
The United Socialist States of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
For the Greater Good
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Good

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Curlingland

Population390 million

CapitalStonehill

CurrencyLing
AnimalWhite Oranda

The United Socialist States of Curlingland is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its enslaved workforce, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 390 million Curlinglandians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stonehill. The average income tax rate is 78.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Curlinglandian economy, worth 32.1 trillion Lings 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 dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 82,224 Lings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Only toddlers and the elderly watch television before 23:00, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high, young men in tiny bikinis draw neither comment nor stares on the morning commute, and films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Curlingland's national animal is the White Oranda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Curlingland is ranked 73,695th in the world and 264th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.52 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Secular: 2,395thSafest: 6,049thMost Pacifist: 6,102ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,140thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,549thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,750thLowest Crime Rates: 14,656thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,352ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,520thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,540thMost Influential: 16,698thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,734thNicest Citizens: 17,782ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,808thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,845thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,915thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,128thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,187thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,984thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,215thMost Inclusive: 19,246thBest Weather: 19,471stMost Cultured: 20,209thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,269th
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Most Conservative: 11th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 12th in the regionMost Secular: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Curlingland was endorsed by The Commonwealth of PS Suisse.
  • : Curlingland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Curlingland, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay.
  • : Following new legislation in Curlingland, young men in tiny bikinis draw neither comment nor stares on the morning commute.
  • : Curlingland was reclassified from "Authoritarian Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Curlingland, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high.
  • : Following new legislation in Curlingland, only toddlers and the elderly watch television before 23:00.
  • : Curlingland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare and Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Curlingland, children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants.
  • : Following new legislation in Curlingland, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators.

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