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The Glorious Evolution of Sthalrim

“For The Glorious Evolution” Wilhelm Winters Kell of Kells

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific



Population3.113 billion

LeaderWilhelm Winters Kell of Kells
FaithThe Iron Banner

CurrencyIron Medallions
AnimalIron Wolf

The Glorious Evolution of Sthalrim is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Wilhelm Winters Kell of Kells with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, smutty television, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.113 billion Iron Lords are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zaun. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 88.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Sthalrimian economy, worth 966 trillion Iron Medallions a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 310,389 Iron Medallions, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,070,365 per year while the poor average 65,887, a ratio of 16.2 to 1.

Foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches, government popup ads are springing up like weeds, and old spellbooks are only useful as door-stops or toilet roll substitute. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sthalrim's national animal is the Iron Wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Iron Banner.

Sthalrim is ranked 148,229th in the world and 5,786th in the South Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 28.01 Years.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 569thMost Secular: 619thLargest Insurance Industry: 776thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 846thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 965thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,075thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,144thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,160thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,165thHighest Average Incomes: 1,438thTop
Most Influential: 1,596thLargest Black Market: 1,969thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,976thLargest Retail Industry: 2,027thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,169thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,175thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,208thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,271stLowest Crime Rates: 2,386thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,523rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,546thMost Avoided: 2,863rdLargest Governments: 3,634thLargest Mining Sector: 4,712thRudest Citizens: 4,785thSmartest Citizens: 4,989thMost Conservative: 5,697thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,426thTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,481stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,598thMost Efficient Economies: 9,328thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,323rdHighest Economic Output: 14,737th
Largest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23rd in the regionMost Secular: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionLargest Black Market: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 34th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 41st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 42nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 49th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 55th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 60th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 63rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 64th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 66th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 75th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 76th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 80th in the regionLargest Governments: 87th in the regionMost Influential: 138th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 143rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 144th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 172nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 205th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 209th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 212th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 220th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 244th in the regionMost Conservative: 288th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 356th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 468th in the regionMost Stationary: 515th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 523rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sthalrim was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of IkJan.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, old spellbooks are only useful as door-stops or toilet roll substitute.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, government popup ads are springing up like weeds.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, survivors of the Great Internet Flame War often recount horror stories of banhammers and DOS attacks.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, many working fathers have never seen their children.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, assault rifles sized for 7-year-olds are a frighteningly popular export.
  • : Sthalrim was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 132 » Erinor, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Luddinlande, Quiescent, Farengeto, Kringalia, Tsunamy, Belschaft, Sandaoguo, Havenfell, Drugged Monkeys, Curlyhoward, Si-topia, The Solar System Scope, Nowa Europa, Nova Montron, Jehenna, Aidenfieeld, South Caleblan, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Tsvetania, Wyatonians, Darakin, Utondara, The naked people, Lotadia, Aywhyou, La Ascension, Escevola, Volaworand, Paranoia, Sedunn, Techganet, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, PASTIR, Concrete Slab, Moreana, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Linguiniland, Rhetiaa, Saciu, New Briantown, Calistan, Jaxon, Yellunstryer, Vincent Field, Potion Seller, Great Andora, Aumeltopia, and 82 others.Beepee, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, UnShleepd, Silberne Wache, Lambdaland, Kerlodia, The National Corporation, Anachronolandia, Isokenzar, Barabarom, Elveka, Awjan, Republitank, Cuuldere, Aguatania, Lorora3, Rabbitz, Whimichy, Xandev, Aurcania, Phanama, Darbor, The Filippinas, Towi Lamia, Herbert Island, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Zess, Uncomfortable nooks and crannies, Birdkeeper, Commonwealth Of Astoria, Abarri, Nankyoku Tairiku, Ariankido, Land Without Shrimp, Akindom, State of Iowa, North Prarie, Drystar, North Erfton, Wehraboos, USNE2018, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Academy of Umbrellas, Ostanasia, Republic Clovakh, Revanial, Agalaesia, Dasko, Pays de Loire, Sesteran, Spearos, Staubsaugen, Qawe, Amerion, Wild Space, Naam, World United, Upper Tyrconnel, Great Africans, Aveerya, Hyypia, PenguinPies, P R of China, United Federated States of Omega, Negoshi, Westoc Kinness, Srevana, Laropsa, Jennaterra, Bear Connors Paradiso, The Sk8ing Unicorn, BootJack, Bedain, Kuddles, Ketathinamiri Islands, Bomamani, Higash, Churumduul, Solega, Omiri, and IkJan.

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