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Ransium was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 236
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2ndBest Weather: 3rd
The United Mangrove Archipelago of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
Semper Virens
Influence
Negotiator
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Ransium

Population31.658 billion

CapitalMangrove City
LeaderScipio
FaithMangrovism

CurrencyCloyn
AnimalTiger Shark

The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Scipio with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, smutty television, and complete lack of public education. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 31.658 billion Ransites are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Environment, with Healthcare, Social Policy, and Industry also on the agenda, while Education and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mangrove City. The average income tax rate is 97.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Ransiumian economy, worth a remarkable 6,636 trillion Cloyns a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 209,627 Cloyns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, Ransiumian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, and the recently liberated free press cautiously uses compliment sandwiches to cushion its criticisms of Scipio. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ransium's national animal is the Tiger Shark, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Mangrovism.

Ransium is ranked 157,822nd in the world and 360th in Forest for Most Extreme, scoring 13.44 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2ndBest Weather: 3rdMost Beautiful Environments: 24thMost Ignorant Citizens: 63rdHealthiest Citizens: 65thLongest Average Lifespans: 72ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 91stMost Influential: 108thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 117thMost Primitive: 201stMost Advanced Public Transport: 247thHighest Crime Rates: 247thMost Rebellious Youth: 324thMost Stationary: 350thMost Cheerful Citizens: 435thLargest Black Market: 452ndMost Armed: 572ndMost Subsidized Industry: 674thHighest Economic Output: 1,180thNicest Citizens: 1,256thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,497thLargest Governments: 1,609thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,853rdLargest Populations: 1,992ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,010thTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,606thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,818thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,167thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,977thMost Pacifist: 4,555thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,283rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,833rdMost Devout: 6,803rdRudest Citizens: 7,148thMost Efficient Economies: 8,244th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the regionMost Primitive: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 25th in the regionNicest Citizens: 32nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 36th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 42nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Devout: 46th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 46th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 48th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, the recently liberated free press cautiously uses compliment sandwiches to cushion its criticisms of Scipio.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, Ransiumian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent.
  • : Ransium endorsed The Lovely Realm of Democratic Republic of Cacusia.
  • : Ransium was endorsed by The Federated Bailiwicks of Verdant Haven.
  • : Ransium was endorsed by The Lovely Realm of Democratic Republic of Cacusia.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, having skeletons in one's closet is no longer just a macabre idiom.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, all transmission towers have been temporarily diverted in order to establish dialogue with a comet.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, nobody brings rolls of coins to the laundromat anymore.

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