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Keeper Of The Eleusinian Mysteries
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Demeter

Population23.194 billion

CapitalMount Olympus
LeaderDemeter
FaithThe Eleusian Mysteries

Currencygrain
Animalhorse

The Mystery Cult of Demeter is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Demeter with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, complete lack of prisons, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful population of 23.194 billion Demeteriuses are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mount Olympus. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Demeter economy, worth a remarkable 7,624 trillion grains a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 328,709 grains, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Public intoxication has decreased ever since fraternities were banned, the weather in Mount Olympus is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings', teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank, and Demeteriuses have replaced bears in a popular idiom. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Demeter's national animal is the horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Eleusian Mysteries.

Demeter is ranked 284,588th in the world and 7th in Greek Islands for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -66.64 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 10thMost Advanced Public Education: 10thMost Beautiful Environments: 25thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 31stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 39thBest Weather: 48thMost Developed: 90thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 92ndHealthiest Citizens: 94thLongest Average Lifespans: 102ndSmartest Citizens: 109thHighest Average Tax Rates: 127thMost Advanced Public Transport: 136thMost Cheerful Citizens: 179thLargest Governments: 180thHighest Food Quality: 206thMost Cultured: 242ndLowest Crime Rates: 344thMost Pacifist: 383rdHighest Poor Incomes: 493rdNicest Citizens: 571stLargest Publishing Industry: 725thMost Compassionate Citizens: 890thHighest Economic Output: 1,164thMost Inclusive: 1,185thHighest Average Incomes: 1,741stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,991stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,998thMost Secular: 2,194thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,294thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,607thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 15,123rdMost Income Equality: 16,300thSafest: 20,584thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,603rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24,091stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26,332nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, Demeteriuses have replaced bears in a popular idiom.
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank.
  • : Demeter voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Sex Worker Protections Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, the weather in Mount Olympus is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings'.
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, public intoxication has decreased ever since fraternities were banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle.
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • : Demeter voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Whistleblower Protection Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, soldiers on first dates introduce themselves only by their ranks and serial numbers.
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, Demeter's fine wines are renowned throughout the region.

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