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Most Income Equality: 535thMost Primitive: 620thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,874th
The Quaint Village-Society of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
To achieve equality, we must become one with nature.
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
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Sproutling

Population936 million

CapitalWindward

CurrencyLeaflet
AnimalBear

The Quaint Village-Society of Sproutling is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, compulsory vegetarianism, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 936 million Sproutlians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Environment, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Windward. The average income tax rate is 95.9%.

The sizeable but stagnant Sproutlish economy, worth 2.87 trillion Leaflets a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, extremely specialized black market in Book Publishing and Soda Sales. 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 3,065 Leaflets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

More money is spent on policing the welfare system for abuse than on the welfare system itself, students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations, legislators work 24/7 due to an influx of single-issue bills, and God took rock and roll from you, took rock and roll from everyone. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Sproutling's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sproutling is ranked 24,887th in the world and 145th in Forest for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.1 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Income Equality: 535thMost Primitive: 620thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 3,874thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,612thMost Pacifist: 8,139thTop
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Most Devout: 10,909thBest Weather: 13,517thSafest: 13,823rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,397thNicest Citizens: 15,843rdMost Beautiful Environments: 16,070th
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Most Income Equality: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 18th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 29th in the regionMost Extreme: 42nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sproutling was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Sproutling's influence in Forest rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Following new legislation in Sproutling, God took rock and roll from you, took rock and roll from everyone.
  • : Following new legislation in Sproutling, legislators work 24/7 due to an influx of single-issue bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Sproutling, students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations.
  • : Sproutling was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive and Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Sproutling was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Sproutling was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Following new legislation in Sproutling, more money is spent on policing the welfare system for abuse than on the welfare system itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Sproutling, children regularly take part in blood sports that result in extreme boo-boos.

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