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The Colony of Upondian Nulen

“Linem Bonem Colem Upondem”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Wintercrest

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Upondian Nulen

Population308 million

CurrencyNule-Prouc
AnimalLobomun Bird

The Colony of Upondian Nulen is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its avant-garde cinema, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 308 million Nulenians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Law & Order, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 8.7%.

The Upondian Nulenian economy, worth 14.5 trillion Nule-Proucs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 46,938 Nule-Proucs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

It's normal to start working life with crippling financial debt, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies, political hopefuls must announce their intentions decades in advance to accommodate extensive background checks, and sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls. Crime is totally unknown. Upondian Nulen's national animal is the Lobomun Bird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Upondian Nulen is ranked 173,099th in the world and 117th in Wintercrest for Highest Drug Use, scoring 41.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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5%
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,331stTop
10%
Least Corrupt Governments: 21,758thMost Rebellious Youth: 21,843rd
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5%
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
10%
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionMost Politically Free: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Upondian Nulen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Upondian Nulen, sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls.
  • : Following new legislation in Upondian Nulen, political hopefuls must announce their intentions decades in advance to accommodate extensive background checks.
  • : Following new legislation in Upondian Nulen, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
  • : Following new legislation in Upondian Nulen, it's normal to start working life with crippling financial debt.
  • : Following new legislation in Upondian Nulen, there's a bright dawn ahead for Upondian Nulen.
  • : Upondian Nulen's influence in Wintercrest rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Upondian Nulen's influence in Wintercrest rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Upondian Nulen's influence in Wintercrest rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
  • : Upondian Nulen relocated from The Rejected Realms to Wintercrest.

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