Justice! Dissent! Solidarity! Prosperity!
Nudest: 1,289thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,656thMost Influential: 3,342nd
The United Socialist States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population1.088 billion

LeaderMatthew van Hardwick

AnimalPrairie Cat

The United Socialist States of Prairiegrass is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Matthew van Hardwick with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ban on automobiles, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.088 billion Prairiegrassians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Felinapolis. The average income tax rate is 93.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Prairiegrassian economy, worth 48.6 trillion Wheatons a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 44,655 Wheatons, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Matthew van Hardwick to meetings with foreign heads of state, government ministers sport new billboards that read 'Will Trade Votes for Private Members' Bill Support', it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom, and the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Prairiegrass's national animal is the Prairie Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Prairiegrass is ranked 17,168th in the world and 488th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 7,995.85 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Nudest: 1,289thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,656thTop
Most Influential: 3,342ndMost Pacifist: 5,527thSafest: 5,598thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,601stBest Weather: 6,810thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,143rdHealthiest Citizens: 8,480thMost Cultured: 9,203rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,344thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,475thNicest Citizens: 10,314thMost Income Equality: 10,635thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,539thMost Secular: 11,561stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,595thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,925thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,032ndLargest Welfare Programs: 13,283rdTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 14,878thHighest Food Quality: 15,308thLargest Governments: 15,973rdMost Advanced Public Education: 17,168thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,541stSmartest Citizens: 19,912thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 23,201stMost Valuable International Artwork: 25,073rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 25,934th
Nudest: 31st in the regionTop
Safest: 175th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 185th in the regionMost Pacifist: 200th in the regionBest Weather: 224th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 248th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 263rd in the regionMost Cultured: 269th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 270th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 326th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 330th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 354th in the regionNicest Citizens: 356th in the regionMost Secular: 364th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 370th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 374th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 396th in the regionMost Influential: 399th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 410th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 421st in the regionLargest Governments: 426th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 488th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 519th in the regionMost Income Equality: 569th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 614th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 617th in the regionTop
Most Patriotic: 641st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 710th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 720th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 994th in the regionMost Politically Free: 1,051st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,095th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Prairiegrass was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Dupanda.
  • : Prairiegrass was endorsed by The Allied States of Driodal.
  • : Prairiegrass was endorsed by The Insane Zombie Nudist Colony of LadyRebels.
  • : Prairiegrass voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Safe Disposal of Nuclear Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in Prairiegrass, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly.
  • : Following new legislation in Prairiegrass, it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Prairiegrass, government ministers sport new billboards that read 'Will Trade Votes for Private Members' Bill Support'.
  • : Following new legislation in Prairiegrass, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Matthew van Hardwick to meetings with foreign heads of state.
  • : Following new legislation in Prairiegrass, East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy'.
  • : Following new legislation in Prairiegrass, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 128 » Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Holota, Tepertopia, Shuckle Empire, Kanatian Percocet, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Beblahbleblo, Yaravia, Corgitopiaa, Bawkie, Achemar, Tsunamy, Nowa Europa, Bleakfoot, Wehraboos, Arscanesia, Chernaya Zvezda, Land Without Shrimp, Treir, Farengeto, Komarovo, Cucutenium, PenguinPies, Rebel-topia, Holy Free, Amerion, Shefino, Sou Avida, Andrendia, Eleuthelrium, Ebonhand, Drew Durrnil, The Haughtherlands, Kringalia, Willing Mind, Ever Testing, Erstavik, Volaworand, Castraebar, Aidenfieeld, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Berusturg, Jehenna, The Solar System Scope, A Place Somewhere, Linguiniland, Mavenu, Drystar, Makinius, Ostavaria, and 78 others.Darakin, Donat Invadia, Noire Denholm, Villa Caruso, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Yellunstryer, Ipugao, Kantamaria, Mom Theate, Sedunn, Andinla, Damn Frigid Wastelands, Aurcania, North Kanuckistan, Eastern Bahia, Venezia Pacifica, Zataras, Brazilian impero2, Concrete Slab, Flumenvallis, Esterwood, Leighester, North Pernambuco, South Pernambuco, Leimarite Empire, The Island of Sorna, Avacquer, Penguis Empire, Oppalli, Froshar, Some Great Peope, Fritata, Abarri, Saint Roberts, New Cons Ryaklant, Orizzia, Southern Numenor, The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla, HighTech Commonwealth, Greneria, Myhomecountry, The Stolen Lands, The republic of Konsa, Menesynchro, Greater Planestic, Karatengisa, New Crownea, The Dalmaric Coast, Antarctic Empires, Imperium Sempiternum, Cilibia, Great Lothian, Wildweststan, ARIAPOLIS01, Lauramerica, Baron Ungern and Tzar Nicholas, Nill Vill, Centristvill, New American Dictatorship, Bonobiana, Aoz, Gracca, TescoPepsi, Calistan, Mnemnovia, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Tyrantistica, Shintoese, Distalkis, Zamkadishi, Antwerpen1, Blondiesland, Bistritza, Lynxaion, Shadeth, LadyRebels, Driodal, and Dupanda.