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The Gold and Silver Alloy of Electrum

“We Kick Butt!”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
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Regional Influence: Duckspeaker

Location: Rushmore


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Population16.609 billion

LeaderThe Computator
FaithWhatever you want


The Gold and Silver Alloy of Electrum is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Computator with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, free-roaming dinosaurs, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 16.609 billion Electrumites enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Centralis. The average income tax rate is 69.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Electrumite economy, worth a remarkable 2,893 trillion Synergies a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 174,238 Synergies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Inter-species marriages are ignored by the government, they say that Electrumites made a dessert and called it peace, sports fans complain that cricket tests now last an unbearable ten days, and tourists are forbidden to enter Native Electrumite lands. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Electrum's national animal is the Koala, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Whatever you want.

Electrum is ranked 113,116th in the world and 55th in Rushmore for Most Politically Free, scoring 60.19 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,631stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,763rdTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,514thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,874thRudest Citizens: 3,633rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,924thFattest Citizens: 3,968thLargest Retail Industry: 4,052ndHighest Economic Output: 4,983rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,042ndSafest: 5,212thSmartest Citizens: 6,031stMost Developed: 6,478thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,488thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,626thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,764thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,036thMost Influential: 7,297thMost Pacifist: 7,371stMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,823rdHighest Poor Incomes: 8,716thHighest Average Incomes: 9,729thMost Inclusive: 10,944thLargest Governments: 11,304thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,750thNudest: 12,006thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,163rdMost Secular: 12,217thLargest Populations: 12,491stLargest Publishing Industry: 13,058thMost Cultured: 14,590thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,604thHighest Drug Use: 16,443rdLargest Mining Sector: 18,833rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,795thMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,770thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,679thLowest Crime Rates: 23,181st
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Electrum, tourists are forbidden to enter Native Electrumite lands.
  • : Following new legislation in Electrum, sports fans complain that cricket tests now last an unbearable ten days.
  • : Electrum was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Left-Leaning College State".
  • : Following new legislation in Electrum, they say that Electrumites made a dessert and called it peace.
  • : Following new legislation in Electrum, inter-species marriages are ignored by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Electrum, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor.
  • : Electrum was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Capitalizt".
  • : Following new legislation in Electrum, visions of giant pink Koalas are a common side effect after Electrumites eat their meals.
  • : Following new legislation in Electrum, vaccinations are mandatory.
  • : Electrum was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Kalosia, Darmen, and Nethertopia.

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