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The Dissociative State of Hardscrabble

“Where everyone goes home with a free mattress!” Dr Norvak Dolokai

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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Hardscrabble

Population8.751 billion

CapitalSquash Flats
LeaderDr Norvak Dolokai

Currencyflorgon
Animalwood shrew

The Dissociative State of Hardscrabble is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Dr Norvak Dolokai with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.751 billion Hardscrabbleans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Squash Flats. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Hardscrabblean economy, worth a remarkable 1,449 trillion florgons a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 165,671 florgons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new, pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, and mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field. Crime is totally unknown. Hardscrabble's national animal is the wood shrew, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hardscrabble is ranked 92,278th in the world and 1,984th in Balder for Most Stationary, with 85.17429965508 Days.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,243rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,344thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,562ndMost Pacifist: 1,752ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,861stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,877thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,083rdTop
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Nicest Citizens: 2,177thSafest: 2,355thMost Developed: 2,403rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,505thSmartest Citizens: 2,576thMost Inclusive: 2,947thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,981stMost Cultured: 2,982ndRudest Citizens: 3,515thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,650thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,725thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,961stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,046thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,085thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,355thBest Weather: 4,371stLargest Governments: 4,399thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,887thMost Efficient Economies: 5,427thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,661stLongest Average Lifespans: 7,736thNudest: 9,168thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 10,446thHighest Economic Output: 10,985thHealthiest Citizens: 11,702ndMost Secular: 13,673rdMost Influential: 14,149thMost Politically Free: 15,620thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,862ndLowest Crime Rates: 17,144thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,344thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,911th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 50th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 60th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 64th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 69th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 72nd in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 81st in the regionMost Developed: 81st in the regionNicest Citizens: 81st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 83rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 88th in the regionMost Inclusive: 108th in the regionSafest: 114th in the regionMost Cultured: 118th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 142nd in the regionMost Influential: 146th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 148th in the regionRudest Citizens: 151st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 153rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 163rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 179th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 181st in the regionBest Weather: 193rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 193rd in the regionLargest Governments: 200th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 201st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 234th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 240th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 256th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 298th in the regionMost Politically Free: 303rd in the regionNudest: 317th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 393rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 473rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 509th in the regionMost Secular: 655th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 656th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hardscrabble, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Hardscrabble, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.
  • : Following new legislation in Hardscrabble, pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card.
  • : Following new legislation in Hardscrabble, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new.
  • : Following new legislation in Hardscrabble, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Hardscrabblean language.
  • : Following new legislation in Hardscrabble, ambulances aren't allowed to overtake hearses.
  • : Following new legislation in Hardscrabble, the government has declared its commitment to multilateralism.
  • : Hardscrabble was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Hardscrabble, athletic teenagers are among the wealthiest members of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Hardscrabble, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days'.

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