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Most Pacifist: 2,922ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,416thNicest Citizens: 3,516th
The Riparian Procyonid Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Procyon ad litus invenitur
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Minnow
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Civil Rights
Excellent
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Frightening
Political Freedom
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Raccoon Creek

Population2.909 billion

CapitalCanterbury

CurrencyGuilder
AnimalRaccoon

The Riparian Procyonid Republic of Raccoon Creek is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, daily referendums, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.909 billion Raccoon Creekers 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Canterbury. The average income tax rate is 90.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Raccoon Creek economy, worth 361 trillion Guilders a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 124,286 Guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Leader's new political program is often mockingly called 'Capitalism with a Bigtopian face', a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, glamping Raccoon Creekers won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi, and Raccoon Creek's airwaves are dominated by corporate-backed commercial radio. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Raccoon Creek's national animal is the Raccoon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Raccoon Creek is ranked 187,123rd in the world and 304th in Forest for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -9.12 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Pacifist: 2,922ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,416thNicest Citizens: 3,516thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,776thBest Weather: 4,326thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,565thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,456thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,667thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,111thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,141stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,506thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,564thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,580thMost Inclusive: 6,770thHealthiest Citizens: 6,822ndMost Advanced Public Education: 7,477thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,583rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,162ndMost Developed: 8,503rdMost Cultured: 9,283rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,346thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,458thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,738thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,931stTop
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Largest Governments: 10,400thSafest: 11,724thSmartest Citizens: 11,841stMost Efficient Economies: 14,338thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,998thMost Politically Free: 19,946th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 25th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 43rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Raccoon Creek was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments and Most Subsidized Industry and the Top 10% for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Raccoon Creek, Raccoon Creek's airwaves are dominated by corporate-backed commercial radio.
  • : Following new legislation in Raccoon Creek, glamping Raccoon Creekers won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Raccoon Creek, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Raccoon Creek, Leader's new political program is often mockingly called 'Capitalism with a Bigtopian face'.
  • : Following new legislation in Raccoon Creek, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock".
  • : Following new legislation in Raccoon Creek, politicians accost strangers in the street to ask their problems.
  • : Following new legislation in Raccoon Creek, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist.
  • : Following new legislation in Raccoon Creek, nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more.
  • : Raccoon Creek was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".

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