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The Benevolent Queendom of Divine Cervine

“Where the deer’s swift leap startles the wild bee”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Lazarus

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Divine Cervine

Population15.299 billion

CapitalEnchanted Wildwood
LeaderQueen Arbeaone

Currency¤ luminous orb
Animaliridescent-winged purple peryton

The Benevolent Queendom of Divine Cervine is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Queen Arbeaone with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, cheerful population of 15.299 billion Divine Deerlings are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Enchanted Wildwood. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Divine Cervinean economy, worth a remarkable 5,683 trillion ¤ luminous orbs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 371,475 ¤ luminous orbs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations, the nation's leader is normally just referred to as "snuggle-wuggle-huggy-bear", the Divine Cervinean Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas, and birth rates have hit an all-time low. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Divine Cervine's national animal is the iridescent-winged purple peryton, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Divine Cervine is ranked 248th in the world and 5th in Lazarus for Most Income Equality, scoring 100 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 6thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6thNicest Citizens: 7thMost Pacifist: 7thMost Inclusive: 7thMost Advanced Public Education: 9thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11thHighest Food Quality: 15thMost Developed: 15thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16thLowest Crime Rates: 16thMost Beautiful Environments: 16thLongest Average Lifespans: 18thBest Weather: 18thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20thSafest: 20thHealthiest Citizens: 27thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 36thLargest Governments: 38thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 50thSmartest Citizens: 63rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 67thLeast Corrupt Governments: 129thMost Cultured: 135thMost Secular: 137thHighest Poor Incomes: 211thMost Income Equality: 248thMost Efficient Economies: 364thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 582ndMost Subsidized Industry: 604thLargest Publishing Industry: 936thMost Advanced Public Transport: 990thHighest Average Incomes: 1,210thHighest Economic Output: 1,992ndTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 5,272ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,485thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,642ndMost Stationary: 5,827thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,901stMost Influential: 13,177thTop
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Largest Populations: 19,210th
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Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 28th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 36th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 47th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 58th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 88th in the regionMost Stationary: 128th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 230th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 263rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 274th in the regionMost Influential: 355th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 501st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 641st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Divine Cervine, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • : Following new legislation in Divine Cervine, the Divine Cervinean Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Divine Cervine, the nation's leader is normally just referred to as "snuggle-wuggle-huggy-bear".
  • : Following new legislation in Divine Cervine, students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Divine Cervine, the national anthem is a rather effective sleeping aid.
  • : Following new legislation in Divine Cervine, schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention.
  • : Following new legislation in Divine Cervine, homophobia is off the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in Divine Cervine, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services.
  • : Following new legislation in Divine Cervine, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Following new legislation in Divine Cervine, youth call each other types of vegetables in lieu of government-banned racial insults.

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