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The Northern Territory of Durcane

“Full of snow, ice, and pride”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: The Embassy

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Durcane

Population867 million

CapitalCastellia
LeaderPresident Snowy Snowman

CurrencyTundra Credits
AnimalBear

The Northern Territory of Durcane is a huge, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Snowy Snowman with a fair hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, compulsory gun ownership, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 867 million Durcanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Castellia. The average income tax rate is 48.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Durcanian economy, worth 95.2 trillion Tundra Credits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 109,794 Tundra Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

There's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation, intelligence agencies frequently invite passers-by into their secret vaults for tea and biscuits, a performance of the hit musical "Mamma Tua" has been delayed after squatters were found sleeping in the orchestra pit, and a burger chain recently changed its name to Mack Donaldz for legal reasons. Crime is totally unknown. Durcane's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Durcane is ranked 12,553rd in the world and 3rd in The Embassy for Most Cultured, scoring 100 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Top
5%
Highest Drug Use: 2,377thMost Armed: 4,456thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,824thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,421stMost Politically Free: 6,566thTop
10%
Most Cheerful Citizens: 8,849thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8,939thNicest Citizens: 10,155thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,879thLargest Retail Industry: 11,160thMost Cultured: 12,553rdMost Rebellious Youth: 13,936thMost Inclusive: 14,046thMost Developed: 14,990thNudest: 15,179thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,406th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Durcane lodged a message on the The Embassy Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Durcane, a burger chain recently changed its name to Mack Donaldz for legal reasons.
  • : Following new legislation in Durcane, a performance of the hit musical "Mamma Tua" has been delayed after squatters were found sleeping in the orchestra pit.
  • : Following new legislation in Durcane, intelligence agencies frequently invite passers-by into their secret vaults for tea and biscuits.
  • : Durcane voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Responsible Land Management".
  • : Following new legislation in Durcane, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Durcane, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters.
  • : Following new legislation in Durcane, the nation's ambassadors often conduct their business in jail cells.
  • : Following new legislation in Durcane, President Snowy Snowman's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars.
  • : Durcane voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc".

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