by Max Barry

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Drasnia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 224
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 39thHighest Crime Rates: 51stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 55th
The Northern Marshes of
Anarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society
A nation of merchants, spies, and merchants who spy.
King Rhodar
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population16.307 billion

LeaderKing Rhodar


The Northern Marshes of Drasnia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by King Rhodar with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, infamous sell-swords, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 16.307 billion Drasnians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals is primarily concerned with Industry, with Education, Administration, and International Aid also on the agenda, while Environment and Law & Order are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Boktor. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Drasnian economy, worth a remarkable 6,071 trillion half-crowns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 372,322 half-crowns, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,422,995 per year while the poor average 22,722, a ratio of 106 to 1.

Crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks, rumor has it that King Rhodar has won three lotteries in a row, and it's always rabbit season. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Drasnia's national animal is the fenling, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Drasnia is ranked 1,011th in the world and 7th in Forest for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 11,152.71 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 39thHighest Crime Rates: 51stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 55thRudest Citizens: 57thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 63rdMost Armed: 70thFattest Citizens: 80thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 127thMost Avoided: 134thMost Rebellious Youth: 142ndLargest Gambling Industry: 154thLargest Retail Industry: 183rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 323rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 353rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 378thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 433rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 679thLargest Mining Sector: 835thHighest Average Incomes: 957thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,011thHighest Economic Output: 1,233rdHighest Drug Use: 1,311thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,326thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,776thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,979thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,014thTop
Most Influential: 2,173rdMost Politically Free: 2,255thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,485thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,379thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,842ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,854thMost Cultured: 4,043rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,572ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,868thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,911thTop
Largest Black Market: 10,459thLargest Populations: 10,524thMost Extreme: 11,214thMost Pro-Market: 11,917thSmartest Citizens: 12,785thMost Inclusive: 15,541stMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,036thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,063rdMost Stationary: 20,286thNudest: 20,504th
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 8th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 27th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 31st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Influential: 37th in the regionLargest Black Market: 42nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 43rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 44th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Drasnia, it's always rabbit season.
  • : Following new legislation in Drasnia, rumor has it that King Rhodar has won three lotteries in a row.
  • : Drasnia lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Drasnia, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks.
  • : Following new legislation in Drasnia, crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Drasnia, nihilistic thrill-seekers claim that suicide by roller coaster is the ultimate life experience.
  • : Drasnia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Drasnia, a degree in King Rhodar Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers.
  • : Drasnia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Drasnia, the streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars.


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