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Dratava

Population1.24 billion

CapitalCaerdydd
Leaderking Emyr

Currencymark
Animaldragon

The Kingdom of Dratava is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by king Emyr with an iron fist, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, triple-decker prams, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.24 billion Dratavans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caerdydd. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 88.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Dratavan economy, worth 280 trillion marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 226,603 marks, with the richest citizens earning 9.6 times as much as the poorest.

Young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works, families consisting of more than three people are forced to split up, and the Police Surveillance Unit's motto is "Gotta Catch 'Em All". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dratava's national animal is the dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Dratava is ranked 206,690th in the world and 8,852nd in The East Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 11.57 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,207thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,709thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,107thLargest Mining Sector: 2,147thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,810thNudest: 3,681stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,712thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,811thMost Influential: 4,378thHighest Average Incomes: 4,477thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,541stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,755thLargest Black Market: 5,086thMost Cultured: 5,763rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,495thLowest Crime Rates: 6,664thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,504thLargest Governments: 7,703rdMost Devout: 7,764thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,084thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,124thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,199thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,232ndMost Developed: 9,572ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,363rdTop
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Most Conservative: 13,433rdSmartest Citizens: 14,654thMost Authoritarian: 15,295thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,263rdMost Avoided: 17,208thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,717th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 28th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 40th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 42nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 83rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 94th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 96th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 101st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 104th in the regionNudest: 130th in the regionLargest Black Market: 134th in the regionMost Cultured: 151st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 172nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 174th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 182nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 184th in the regionLargest Governments: 189th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 205th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 210th in the regionMost Devout: 211th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 229th in the regionMost Developed: 260th in the regionMost Influential: 294th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 301st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 314th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 377th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 435th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 546th in the regionMost Avoided: 588th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 592nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 679th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 698th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 754th in the regionMost Conservative: 803rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 853rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 856th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dratava endorsed The Holy Empire of Nevertopia.
  • : Dratava voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Following new legislation in Dratava, the Police Surveillance Unit's motto is "Gotta Catch 'Em All".
  • : Following new legislation in Dratava, families consisting of more than three people are forced to split up.
  • : Following new legislation in Dratava, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in Dratava, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.
  • : Following new legislation in Dratava, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines.
  • : Following new legislation in Dratava, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Dratava, in court almost every witness is a hostile witness.
  • : Following new legislation in Dratava, police spend their Saturday nights breaking up illegal street races.

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