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The Mystery Cult of
Democratic Socialists Hell
Keeper Of The Eleusinian Mysteries
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Demeter

Population23.2 billion

CapitalMount Olympus
LeaderDemeter
FaithThe Eleusian Mysteries

Currencygrain
Animalhorse

The Mystery Cult of Demeter is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Demeter with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, lack of airports, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, cheerful population of 23.2 billion Demeteriuses are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mount Olympus. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Demeter economy, worth a remarkable 7,626 trillion grains a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 328,709 grains, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Public intoxication has decreased ever since fraternities were banned, the weather in Mount Olympus is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings', teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank, and Demeteriuses have replaced bears in a popular idiom. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Demeter's national animal is the horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Eleusian Mysteries.

Demeter is ranked 91st in the world and 1st in Greek Islands for Most Developed, scoring 100.3 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 10thMost Advanced Public Education: 10thMost Beautiful Environments: 25thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 33rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 39thBest Weather: 47thMost Developed: 91stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 92ndHealthiest Citizens: 93rdLongest Average Lifespans: 102ndSmartest Citizens: 109thHighest Average Tax Rates: 127thMost Advanced Public Transport: 136thMost Cheerful Citizens: 178thLargest Governments: 180thHighest Food Quality: 206thMost Cultured: 243rdLowest Crime Rates: 343rdMost Pacifist: 384thHighest Poor Incomes: 497thNicest Citizens: 572ndLargest Publishing Industry: 725thMost Compassionate Citizens: 890thHighest Economic Output: 1,164thMost Inclusive: 1,188thHighest Average Incomes: 1,740thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,999thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,036thMost Secular: 2,196thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,299thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,615thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 3,031stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,342ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,233rdLargest Populations: 7,025thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,678thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,185thMost Influential: 10,312thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 15,177thMost Income Equality: 16,297thSafest: 20,581stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,647thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24,112thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26,453rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, Demeteriuses have replaced bears in a popular idiom.
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank.
  • : Demeter voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Sex Worker Protections Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, the weather in Mount Olympus is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings'.
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, public intoxication has decreased ever since fraternities were banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle.
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • : Demeter voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Whistleblower Protection Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, soldiers on first dates introduce themselves only by their ranks and serial numbers.
  • : Following new legislation in Demeter, Demeter's fine wines are renowned throughout the region.

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