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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 204th Most Subsidized Industry: 440th Most Inclusive: 551st
The Democratic Technomancy of
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Ab ovo, Usque ad mala
Founder / Sovereign Prince of the Region
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Population11.572 billion

LeaderMitriel Vulanio


The Democratic Technomancy of Gurkland is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Mitriel Vulanio with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 11.572 billion Gurklandians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sheoth. The average income tax rate is 94.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Gurklandian economy, worth a remarkable 3,884 trillion Freigelds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 335,666 Freigelds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Copyright laws have been abolished, workers tend to schedule naps during all-hands meetings, robotic spouses prove to be just as imperfect as flesh and blood ones, and Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gurkland's national animal is the Pegasus, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Madokaism.

Gurkland is ranked 725th in the world and 1st in Happy Utopia for Most Cultured, scoring 347 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 204thMost Subsidized Industry: 440thMost Inclusive: 551stMost Scientifically Advanced: 573rdMost Developed: 575thLargest Agricultural Sector: 631stLongest Average Lifespans: 686thSmartest Citizens: 696thMost Cultured: 725thMost Cheerful Citizens: 810thHealthiest Citizens: 919thNicest Citizens: 964thLargest Information Technology Sector: 969thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,076thHighest Average Incomes: 1,100thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,142ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,202ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,398thMost Pacifist: 1,453rdLargest Governments: 1,457thSafest: 1,517thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,079thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,105thHighest Economic Output: 2,298thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,408thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,586thLowest Crime Rates: 2,596thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,622ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,604thMost Efficient Economies: 3,686thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,796thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,126thMost Secular: 4,409thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,831stLargest Retail Industry: 5,161stBest Weather: 5,603rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,828thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,985thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,150thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,913thNudest: 8,961stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,695thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,642ndMost Influential: 13,859th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, robotic spouses prove to be just as imperfect as flesh and blood ones.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, workers tend to schedule naps during all-hands meetings.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, copyright laws have been abolished.
  • : Gurkland withdrew its endorsement from The Empire of Rapture Novice.
  • : Gurkland endorsed The Wintry Land of Leratopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, patriots insist that size does matter.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, most of the military's funding goes into researching space-age weaponry.


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