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The Smokin Green Land of DiscGolfLand

“May The Course be with you!” Tournament Director

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: the West Pacific



Population10.717 billion

CapitalThe Course
LeaderTournament Director
FaithDisc Golf in Nature


The Smokin Green Land of DiscGolfLand is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Tournament Director with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, unlimited-speed roads, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 10.717 billion DiscGolfLandians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Course. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient DiscGolfLandian economy, worth a remarkable 3,501 trillion Discs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 326,761 Discs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate, the number of deaths due to poor fungus identification is mushrooming, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi, and the government has declared that too much democracy gets in the way of sensible leadership. Crime is totally unknown. DiscGolfLand's national animal is the Raptor, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Disc Golf in Nature.

DiscGolfLand is ranked 29,621st in the world and 208th in the West Pacific for Largest Populations, with 10.7 billion Capita.

Most Inclusive: 64thNicest Citizens: 104thMost Compassionate Citizens: 118thMost Pacifist: 137thMost Cheerful Citizens: 141stLargest Welfare Programs: 143rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 163rdMost Beautiful Environments: 171stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 232ndMost Advanced Public Education: 256thMost Cultured: 260thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 267thHighest Average Tax Rates: 308thBest Weather: 313thLargest Governments: 327thMost Efficient Economies: 402ndMost Rebellious Youth: 420thHighest Poor Incomes: 454thMost Valuable International Artwork: 474thMost Devout: 484thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 665thSmartest Citizens: 674thMost Advanced Public Transport: 685thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 691stMost Scientifically Advanced: 751stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,066thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,106thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,148thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,543rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,610thHighest Average Incomes: 1,612thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,784thMost Developed: 1,875thMost Influential: 2,028thRudest Citizens: 2,130thTop
Highest Drug Use: 2,627thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,866thHighest Economic Output: 3,802ndSafest: 4,508thMost Stationary: 9,101stNudest: 11,550thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,468thMost Income Equality: 17,633rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,551st
Most Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 18th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 20th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 23rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 25th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29th in the regionMost Influential: 30th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 34th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 35th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 41st in the regionMost Developed: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 45th in the regionRudest Citizens: 50th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 62nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 70th in the regionSafest: 85th in the regionMost Stationary: 122nd in the regionNudest: 156th in the regionLargest Populations: 208th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 217th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 237th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 569th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in DiscGolfLand, the government has declared that too much democracy gets in the way of sensible leadership.
  • : DiscGolfLand was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in DiscGolfLand, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi.
  • : Following new legislation in DiscGolfLand, the number of deaths due to poor fungus identification is mushrooming.
  • : Following new legislation in DiscGolfLand, fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate.
  • : Following new legislation in DiscGolfLand, hay has been added to school cafeteria menus.
  • : Following new legislation in DiscGolfLand, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony.
  • : Following new legislation in DiscGolfLand, DiscGolfLandians have replaced bears in a popular idiom.
  • : DiscGolfLand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in DiscGolfLand, dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 145 » Sindria, Tropical Isles, Liberillia, Common Good, Twisted Duality, Glorious Existence, The Free States of Gotham, Mathematania, Shaktirajya, Greg Tucker, Fallgriffin, Moriari, Kittenlicious, Acropylae, Greynne, Fujai, The Undivided, Ashkan, Kisovec, Wickedly evil people, Mirchusko, Nevafornia, Gryphonian Alliance, Condonohia, Psikuta, Ellcrys, The Father-Land, Westwind, Papercuts and Skittles, Ferroia, Great Sheriffdom, Lynier, Sensorland, Orcatortugs, Fumafuma, Atheist States of Philippines, Granducato Toscana, Dilber, Pandaland II, Meedvheyt, East Peninsula, Arnic, Probablynotverygoodistan, Wyndward, Akshireuya, Constantinopolisia, Arvladma, The divisive isolationists, Cro Magnon, Fuentana, and 95 others.New Cerveza, Kalla, San Mazer, Holmani, Kiensu, Nieubasria, Einherfell, Saronistan, Mediobogdum, IndyCar Racing, New Belia, Leukogeras, Zoran, The Technocratic Ideas, Nas Crustium, Bucals Kagotoaion, Anuubis, Archonina, Volkason, Fallen Iron Duke, The United Tribes of Bantai, Grand Republic of the Sun, Oronia, Triestine, Professor thomas, Dreamers for Hope, Gracelantia, Irador, San Diego Islands, Giovanniland, Loegries, Hamburg Neo, Orson Welles, BIteland, Aldesport, Crazy Waters, Yaspica, Marshalia, Thessalian, Arostatzka, Willow Gate, Forcaforta, Archipool, Podium, Bhang Bhang Duc, Zuriath, The Greater Rizal, Rowdy, The United Republic of Westend, Muad-Dib, Ostrogothaland, Plarland Amex, Mackieron, Ingentis Novus, Atopias, Lodiberdade, The First Earth Empire, Champaign, Eastern Bahia, Wellington Bingbong, Paschalia, Theronia Ther, Corbynya, India and Bangladesh, Schantan, Weratt, Sirulinuck, Matism, Dowaesk, One Nation under Rob, Larxia, Meone, Marina Nova, The Anti-Social Socialists, Great Liberal Land of True Serbia, Tazzie, Havenetidia, Befiehl, Lothundy, Av Libertas Vindex, Keggland, Miraxandredoliaaxizogstan, Comia Noracon, Otny, Desmosthenes and Burke, Omskin, The North American Assembly, Blue Bubble, Galaxy Meows, Aluminum Oxynitride, Thennesia, Teralyon, Pi Island, THENEWWAVE, and Ynnam.

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