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The Grand Duchy of Realms of Madness

“Change will preserve us!”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific


Realms of Madness

Population1.836 billion

CapitalNew Sheoth
LeaderPrince Sheogorath
FaithWorship of Sheogorath

Animalskinned hound

The Grand Duchy of Realms of Madness is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Prince Sheogorath with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, ubiquitous missile silos, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 1.836 billion Madmen enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Sheoth. The average income tax rate is 66.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mad economy, worth 245 trillion septims a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 133,845 septims, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère, and members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods. Crime is totally unknown. Realms of Madness's national animal is the skinned hound, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Worship of Sheogorath.

Realms of Madness is ranked 171,925th in the world and 6,101st in the South Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -67 on the Rand Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,025thMost Influential: 1,292ndTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,723rdNicest Citizens: 3,118thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,254thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,514thMost Inclusive: 4,218thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,833rdMost Cultured: 5,328thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,969thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,148thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,206thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,285thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,018thMost Pacifist: 10,028thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,457thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,158thMost Developed: 11,346thSmartest Citizens: 13,791stHealthiest Citizens: 13,824thBest Weather: 14,656thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,000thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,297thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,144thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,022ndSafest: 17,625thHighest Average Incomes: 17,675thMost Efficient Economies: 19,984thLargest Governments: 20,004th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 92nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 108th in the regionNicest Citizens: 108th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 116th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 117th in the regionMost Influential: 130th in the regionMost Inclusive: 146th in the regionMost Cultured: 158th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 166th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 232nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 248th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 260th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 269th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 309th in the regionMost Developed: 334th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 348th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 351st in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 387th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 428th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 431st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 435th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 463rd in the regionBest Weather: 474th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 499th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 519th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 535th in the regionLargest Governments: 571st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 580th in the regionSafest: 682nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 683rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 701st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 702nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Realms of Madness was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Following new legislation in Realms of Madness, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods.
  • : Following new legislation in Realms of Madness, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère.
  • : Following new legislation in Realms of Madness, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage.
  • : Following new legislation in Realms of Madness, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes.
  • : Realms of Madness endorsed The Queendom of Merevane.
  • : Realms of Madness was endorsed by The Queendom of Merevane.
  • : Following new legislation in Realms of Madness, passwords to nuclear codes must now contain upper and lower case characters.
  • : Following new legislation in Realms of Madness, executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist.
  • : Following new legislation in Realms of Madness, fighter pilots crash out of the air after failing to understand their foreign instruction manuals.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 186 » Qvait, Aidenfieeld, Land Without Shrimp, Nova Montron, Erinor, The Solar System Scope, Amerion, Seliyan progressive Islands, Centristvill, Luddinlande, Pencil Sharpeners 2, The Filippinas, Bear Connors Paradiso, Sthalrim, Isokenzar, Rabbitz, Jehenna, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, The United Expanse, Nowa Europa, Kiasu-ism, Curlyhoward, Mapico, Aumeltopia, Darakin, Linguiniland, Tsvetania, Utondara, Tsunamy, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Sedunn, Japanese Federal Republic, Theorin, Wehraboos, Silberne Wache, Barabarom, Escevola, Noire Denholm, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Qawe, Stoniamera, Astraee, Nankyoku Tairiku, Rebel-topia, Poopisiya, North Kanuckistan, Auphelia, Vincent Field, Cuuldere, Dankstergrad, and 136 others.Volaworand, Kholdan, GI-Land, Crystal Creation, Kandorith, Tilipria, Maeiland, Jaxon, Hanguk-Nippon, Farengeto, Madreia, Saciu, V3rmont, The naked people, Yeldarbsland, Southern Numenor, HUElavia, The Two Jerseys, The West Valley Mountains, North Catimestistrianes, Grianal, Corgitopiaa, Zaelith, Blaash, Nordafrik Conclaves, A leftover country, Rad Asia, Imperial Duck, Direwolf1, Floofoland, Rimandi, Madhonia, Aurcania, Lambdaland, Drystar, Bumblegaria, New Briantown, Manniskoslaktet, Yellunstryer, Omiri, Pax Dracon, Gymnostan, Great Andora, Salguod, Linden Oak, Soem, Antarctic Empires, Substitute name, Gentea, Walloonia, USNE2018, Zosnor, Aguatania, Nueva Alta California, Bleakfoot, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Beepee, FreeFishers, Bod Wareenaland, German Hapsburg, PenguinPies, Fasire, Terran Draconia, Bawkie, Techganet, Tepertopia, United Crumburrtha Federation, Holy Free, Gliasco, Ebonhand, Kringalia, West Pastafaria, Baltenlands, Anserisa, InnWorm, Sau Man Frescher, Humedo, Phanama, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Eskvenn, Charloa, Ralphburg, Page 53, ChickenDome, Elan Sleazebaganno, Jimburna, Mantas Meow, Compli, Marinho Islands, East Nagaland, The Worst army of, Starsight, Shefino, Gonrati, Nova Kobol, Nouvel-Indre, Matak Tribes, The Radanivans, West Fallows, Well F, Rhetiaa, Trepsit, The Drakan Republic, Purple Hyacinth, United States of Vietnam, Laamiva, Sandaoguo, Valdutz, Free Soundia, Ovkianos, Drugged Monkeys, Nookington, Avia Lavanda, Kedjens, Temaseka, Vega Naothia, Midand, Concrete Slab, East Lodge, White Bananistan, Catillos, Myness, B H A R A T, Sword of Summer, Distrotika, Namhines, Belschaft, Coadjuthen, Gecetesse, HOUSE AHSANUL, Imperial Overmesingel, Eirun Sol, Jazzfrezia, Royaltica, and Merevane.

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