by Max Barry

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The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium

Ransium was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 236

“Semper Virens”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: Forest



Population31.639 billion

CapitalMangrove City

AnimalTiger Shark

The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Scipio with an even hand, and remarkable for its lack of airports, daily referendums, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 31.639 billion Ransites are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Environment, although Healthcare, Social Policy, and Industry are also considered important, while Education and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mangrove City. The average income tax rate is 97.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Ransiumian economy, worth a remarkable 6,713 trillion Cloyns a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 212,175 Cloyns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crossing the road requires a risk assessment, the country is rumored to be a Brancalandian puppet state, Scipio claims tax rises are the result of 'curses', and Ransium is renowned for its lax gun laws. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ransium's national animal is the Tiger Shark, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Mangrovism.

Ransium is ranked 24th in the world and 2nd in Forest for Most Beautiful Environments, with 13,646.3 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2ndBest Weather: 3rdMost Beautiful Environments: 24thMost Ignorant Citizens: 63rdHealthiest Citizens: 65thLongest Average Lifespans: 70thMost Valuable International Artwork: 90thMost Influential: 108thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 119thMost Primitive: 197thMost Advanced Public Transport: 233rdHighest Crime Rates: 246thMost Rebellious Youth: 325thMost Stationary: 350thLargest Black Market: 420thMost Cheerful Citizens: 438thMost Armed: 535thMost Subsidized Industry: 608thHighest Economic Output: 1,152ndNicest Citizens: 1,255thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,590thLargest Governments: 1,606thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,609thLargest Populations: 1,993rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,016thTop
Most Inclusive: 2,597thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,863rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,178thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,722ndMost Pacifist: 4,805thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,117thHighest Average Incomes: 5,596thMost Devout: 7,076thRudest Citizens: 7,734thMost Efficient Economies: 7,888th
Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Primitive: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 24th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 30th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 37th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 39th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 40th in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Devout: 46th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Inclusive: 47th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 48th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ransium was endorsed by The Planetary Alliance of Jutsa.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, Ransium is renowned for its lax gun laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, Scipio claims tax rises are the result of 'curses'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, the country is rumored to be a Brancalandian puppet state.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, crossing the road requires a risk assessment.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, police officers often head to work wearing onesies and fluffy pink bunny-slippers.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, denied drugs and entertainment the nation's youth are taking to petty crime to alleviate their boredom.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, recognizing the Ransiumian flag qualifies you for citizenship.
  • : Following new legislation in Ransium, Ransites struggle to cut steak with a spoon.


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