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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,432ndMost Pacifist: 2,734thMost Devout: 3,590th
The Principality of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Liberty, Equality, Eternity
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

The Seven Shed Skins

Population1.566 billion

CapitalNeapol Slithering
LeaderCrown Prince

Currencylight-hour
Animalsnake

The Principality of The Seven Shed Skins is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Crown Prince with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, soft-spoken computers, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 1.566 billion Seven Shed Skinsians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neapol Slithering. The average income tax rate is 91.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Seven Shed Skinsian economy, worth 230 trillion light-hours a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 147,157 light-hours, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Even doll houses and dog kennels have to be able to withstand rigorous earthquake testing, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, refugees from other nations are flocking to The Seven Shed Skins's border, and stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Seven Shed Skins's national animal is the snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Seven Shed Skins is ranked 161,191st in the world and 5,981st in Lazarus for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -5.81 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,432ndMost Pacifist: 2,734thMost Devout: 3,590thMost Inclusive: 3,808thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,962ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,096thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,372ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,644thNicest Citizens: 5,677thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,677thMost Developed: 5,919thLowest Crime Rates: 6,443rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,453rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,963rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,993rdLargest Governments: 7,554thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,994thSmartest Citizens: 8,124thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,710thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,712thMost Cultured: 9,911thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,122ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,987thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,755thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,234thHighest Average Incomes: 14,155thHighest Drug Use: 14,355thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,541stLongest Average Lifespans: 15,610thMost Income Equality: 16,515thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,290th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 119th in the regionMost Pacifist: 124th in the regionMost Inclusive: 157th in the regionMost Devout: 183rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 243rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 251st in the regionNicest Citizens: 253rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 254th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 255th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 270th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 275th in the regionMost Developed: 295th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 300th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 372nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 385th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 405th in the regionLargest Governments: 409th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 427th in the regionMost Income Equality: 469th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 473rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 522nd in the regionMost Cultured: 560th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 576th in the regionNudest: 593rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 619th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 695th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 749th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Seven Shed Skins's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : The Seven Shed Skins's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : The Seven Shed Skins was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs, Most Cultured, and Most Extensive Public Healthcare and the Top 10% for Most Efficient Economies and Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in The Seven Shed Skins, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence.
  • : Following new legislation in The Seven Shed Skins, refugees from other nations are flocking to The Seven Shed Skins's border.
  • : Following new legislation in The Seven Shed Skins, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in The Seven Shed Skins, even doll houses and dog kennels have to be able to withstand rigorous earthquake testing.
  • : Following new legislation in The Seven Shed Skins, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : The Seven Shed Skins was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : The Seven Shed Skins ceased to exist in The North Pacific.

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