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The Grand Duchy of ForestMythal

“Magic is the fuel of the future.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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ForestMythal

Population1.403 billion

CapitalTall Tree Castle
LeaderMagnus

CurrencyMana
AnimalPegasus

The Grand Duchy of ForestMythal is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Magnus with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.403 billion ForestMythalians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tall Tree Castle. The average income tax rate is 90.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming ForestMythalian economy, worth 160 trillion Manas 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 114,287 Manas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

T-shirts displaying a photo of Magnus performing the Full-Monty are selling out, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads, and bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. ForestMythal's national animal is the Pegasus, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

ForestMythal is ranked 95,624th in the world and 3,841st in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 127,910 Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 248thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,869thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,399thMost Influential: 2,410thTop
5%
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,530thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,992ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,022ndNicest Citizens: 4,425thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,542ndMost Inclusive: 4,945thSafest: 5,698thMost Pacifist: 6,546thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,213thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,551stBest Weather: 7,574thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,736thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,903rdMost Advanced Public Education: 8,055thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,422ndHealthiest Citizens: 9,354thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,713thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,150thMost Secular: 10,193rdSmartest Citizens: 10,485thNudest: 10,535thMost Cultured: 10,922ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,510thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,607thLargest Governments: 11,966thTop
10%
Most Scientifically Advanced: 13,264thLowest Crime Rates: 14,140thMost Income Equality: 16,941stMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,874thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,289thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,666thMost Developed: 20,308thHighest Drug Use: 22,828th
Top
5%
Least Corrupt Governments: 113th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 137th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 139th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 199th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 201st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 214th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 250th in the regionNicest Citizens: 261st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 294th in the regionSafest: 318th in the regionMost Inclusive: 320th in the regionNudest: 371st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 376th in the regionMost Pacifist: 387th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 420th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 425th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 425th in the regionBest Weather: 443rd in the regionTop
10%
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 477th in the regionMost Secular: 515th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 530th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 548th in the regionMost Cultured: 550th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 571st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 573rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 579th in the regionLargest Governments: 611th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 646th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 647th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 676th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 726th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 746th in the regionMost Income Equality: 802nd in the regionMost Influential: 847th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 875th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 891st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in ForestMythal, bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes.
  • : Following new legislation in ForestMythal, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads.
  • : Following new legislation in ForestMythal, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans.
  • : ForestMythal voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : ForestMythal was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Lionia.
  • : ForestMythal was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : ForestMythal voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".
  • : Following new legislation in ForestMythal, t-shirts displaying a photo of Magnus performing the Full-Monty are selling out.
  • : Following new legislation in ForestMythal, veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days.
  • : Following new legislation in ForestMythal, to say that military robots are inclined towards violence is offensive.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 391 » Ethnon, Ellbonnia, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Guer Aike, McMasterdonia, Territorio di Nessuno, Aerilia, New Lakemba, Shibutani, Corfad, Yaorozu, Lulubellia, Muqatil, Svenskan, Hamerica, Figyjharli, The Endless Eventide, The Ultimate Republic, Svenskskit, Sundred, Francois Isidore, Koda-Land, The Tampa Bay Rays, El Fiji Grande, Cretox State, Orado, Zemnaya Svoboda, Empy, Andexia, Omnistria, Yokciq Empire, Dreadton, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Valentine Z, Xentherida, Loutsland, Selfgradatude, Bankowiata, Republica Guilleana, Notyoutopia, Valgarda, Zzozona, North Bratislava, Dangine, Hardscrabble, Interdimensional Zone, Frances Francis the First of France, Sunto, Travislavania, Dar es Saalam, and 341 others.Chukstik Illahi, Former English Colony, Bharathvarsh, The Rhein States, Lol2639, Siforpeo, USSRITWILLWORK, Shotokonia, Vene Gra, United Lokkia, Sil Dorsett, The Pantheons, Kromi, Yemet, Tyroshh, Zabacuz, Chips and Guac, Zipties, Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa, Wilkshire, The Windmilluminati, Zecit, Upper Libertatem, Yellops, Zimmerdachen, Unsophisticate, Venicea, Imperial Pieserged, Vaste, Simone Republic, Irongirong, Randomcountryland, The Kingdom of Gamblers, The Vistula, Super Girl, Gondwanaia, East Supple Lund, Wooleystan, Pleroma Sans Romans, Walter Jackson, Kragsgale, Soviet Terran, Barabolia, Free Salvation, Alice Gardens, Sikol, Papahania, United Asgardian States, The Austro Germanic Union, The Republic of Free Peoples, Wapistan, Viviser, Siwale, Xagill, East Akra, Tyirza, Expere Fiyans, Verderiesdre, Nationeer, Nordic-British Union, Great Bights Mum, Kranostav, Tringapore, Free Culture, Katuda, Galaician Empire, Ice and Tinian, Illusia and Neverendia, Neo Colorado, Texas States, Lemonbiscuits, Nyock, Xyrron, Malta Comino Gozo, PotatoFarmers, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Strongwill, WeKnow, Seenvorland, SORT, Holy Oranz, Newpromisedland, Amerian States, Runeda, Lorigia, Clan Spaniel, Animu Place, Star Kingdom, Pokemanland, The Pleiads, Eastern Cous Empria, Shadowrik, The Mazur Empire, Tachycardia, Zokk, A Salmon Named Harold, Cloydicia, Hewani, Darkmondoria, Termathe, Aeolist, Pasargad, BTProductions, KhalChicken, Ravendi, Solmetria, Kazoo Basin, Climeria, Nistriabar, Libertania Democratica, Votak Matim, Blyskalia, Godwanna, Greater Pittsburgh, Felora, Aryan Homeland, Innocentic, TyGerria, Draconian Progression, Eywaan, Kappacon, Kitzgos, Jaxikistan, Maott, Amadora Oeste, Earapperilnatopia, BohemiaIV, Steampunk Ariel, Vyata Temor, PlanetMercury, C0RONA, Russian Peoples Union, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, The Republic of Maltaland, Dicko, Qurtuba, New Celoveniortan, Viridiann, Advancia-Sizzletown, Kwaj, Western Vapia, South Baba, Kyoki Chudoku, Perikuresu, Mon Island, French Bananastan, Changjo, Yukti, Exteriores Insulae Hyacinthum, Lazadonil, Italy and Malta, Rosuncommon, Palisede, Vexilia, Humptalumpta, Korean-Joseon, Holy Marcus Empire, Gendirt, Alcavia, Landfinia, Cowbridge, Manticore utopia, Free Atlantis, Sahbido, Phoronu, Nordliches Stadt, Obelias, Arquan, New Bedre, Visdenburg, Malikhabar, Batatoland Empire, Freyford, Religioncord, Singamadri, Cajland, Ethelinda, Northern Socialist Council Republics, Federal Republic of Genosha, Free States of Marina, Ergazomenoi, Allevania, The holy German 6th Reich, LostLegion, Picairn, Communist Lukania, VictorH, Kyruev, Inspiratus, Ibarkla, Keurig Machines, Cornwallis Bay, The Cold Northern North, Cartures, Feelonia, Sekura Monto, Ardenstania, Andanavia, Hepek, Centrialand, Rainengrad, Zemper Macro, Aruvicion, Azzarel, Bend Mai, Joevala, Saint Alaric, Ing Comashki, Laxoimia, Solphine, Zocken, Kuldi, Alorca, Nagaur, Canineia, Tsandonown, Necromonia, Colonies of Free Temeria, David Davidson, DIMAnism, Altivia, Detrivania, Dakota Territories, Democratic HomeLand, Quentiam Viventem, Brsil, Chiho, Capablanca, Democratie, Deseret-Moronia, Chadinton, Ilmatil, Desvios, Arimbia, Dacian Freelands, AmManies, Duryanistan, Apscorren, Noesantara, The 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