by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Ad From Max

Providence: The new novel by Max Barry, creator of NationStates

Safest: 2,441stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,533rdMost Pacifist: 3,081st
The United Socialist States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
You don't need a license to drive a sandwich.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Pumpkino

Population1.457 billion

CapitalPumpkinapolis
LeaderAshe Dyer
FaithPie

CurrencyBanana
Animalpenguin

The United Socialist States of Pumpkino is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Ashe Dyer with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.457 billion Pumpkinoans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pumpkinapolis. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Pumpkinoan economy, worth 136 trillion Bananas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is 93,429 Bananas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts, holidaymakers sleep curled up on the floor as hotel beds are replaced with oversized bookcases, prison visits increase substantially during election years, and the new coalition government has 99 problems and can't agree on how to fix one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pumpkino's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Pie.

Pumpkino is ranked 2,533rd in the world and 34th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Least Corrupt Governments, with 95.93 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Top
5%
Safest: 2,441stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,533rdMost Pacifist: 3,081stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,300thMost Inclusive: 4,293rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,349thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,735thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,798thNicest Citizens: 4,991stBest Weather: 6,205thHealthiest Citizens: 6,225thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,010thMost Influential: 7,170thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,306thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,335thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,403rdLowest Crime Rates: 8,591stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,664thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,097thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,804thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,037thMost Income Equality: 10,362ndTop
10%
Most Beautiful Environments: 11,438thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,106thSmartest Citizens: 12,124thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,644thLargest Governments: 13,391stMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,191stLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,230thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,502nd
Top
10%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 20th in the regionSafest: 25th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pumpkino was endorsed by The Commonwealth of PS Suisse.
  • : Following new legislation in Pumpkino, the new coalition government has 99 problems and can't agree on how to fix one.
  • : Following new legislation in Pumpkino, prison visits increase substantially during election years.
  • : Following new legislation in Pumpkino, holidaymakers sleep curled up on the floor as hotel beds are replaced with oversized bookcases.
  • : Following new legislation in Pumpkino, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.
  • : Pumpkino was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Pumpkino, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law.
  • : Following new legislation in Pumpkino, teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers.
  • : Following new legislation in Pumpkino, religious turf wars have caused frustrated police to pray for divine intervention.
  • : Following new legislation in Pumpkino, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.

More...

View Forum posts

Report