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A heatmap showing the distribution of NationStates Government Categories. The classification of Economic Freedom as "hidden" is obsolete as of 2011.

A World Assembly Category[1] (also known as Government Category, and not to be confused with a Government Classification) gives an overall summary of each Nation's three key measurement of freedoms: civil, economic and political rights.

There are 27 categories, and a country can be reclassified either by answering most issues, or through a World Assembly General Assembly resolution if they are a member of the organisation.

You can start a nation with any category: in 2011, Unibot authored a "cheat-sheet" for nation creation.[2] This is no longer necessary, as now when creating a nation, the three stats are displayed.

List of categories[]

Thresholds[]

Categorization is determined by which of the three levels (low, medium, or high) each of the three freedoms (civil, economic, and political) finds itself in, totalizing 3x3x3 (27) categories. These levels are determined by the following thresholds:

Freedom Low Medium High Ref.
Civil 0.00 to 34.57 34.67 to 72.00 72.05 to 100.00 [3]
Economic −99.2 to −67.11 −67.00 to 67.00 67.11 to 99.2 [4]
Political 0.00 to 34.48 34.67 to 72.00 72.10 to 100.00 [5]

Overview[]

Category Freedoms Description of citizenry Actual Term
Personal Economic Political
Anarchy High High High "Live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs." Anarchy
Authoritarian Democracy Low Low Medium "Are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively." Authoritarian Democracy
Benevolent Dictatorship High High Low "Enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power." Benevolent Dictatorship
Capitalist Paradise Medium High Medium "Are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which." Capitalism
Capitalizt High High Medium "Enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases." Anarcho-Capitalism
Civil Rights Lovefest High Medium High "Hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion." Social Liberalism
Compulsory Consumerist State Medium High Low "Are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night." Authoritarian Capitalism
Conservative Democracy Low Medium High "Are known throughout the region for their efficiency and work ethic, as well as their general suspicion of leisure." Conservatism
Corporate Bordello Medium High High "Are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like." Corporatocracy
Category Freedoms Description of citizenry
Personal Economic Political
Corporate Police State Low High Low "Are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed." Corporatocracy
Corrupt Dictatorship Medium Low Low "Are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet." Kleptocracy
Democratic Socialists Medium Low Medium "Are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt." Democratic Socialism
Father or Mother Knows Best State[6] Medium Medium Low "Are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up." Authoritarianism
Free-Market Paradise Low High High "Enjoy frequent elections, which are uniformly corrupted by big-spending corporations buying politicians who best suit their interests." Crony Capitalism
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Medium Medium Medium "Have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often." Centrism
Iron Fist Consumerists Low Medium Low "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." Authoritarian Capitalism
Iron Fist Socialists High Low Low "Are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government." Authoritarian Socialism
Left-Leaning College State High Medium Medium "Enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated." Liberalism
Category Freedoms Description of citizenry
Personal Economic Political
Left-wing Utopia High Low High "Are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives." Far-Leftism
Liberal Democratic Socialists Medium Low High "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." Democratic Socialism
Libertarian Police State High Medium Low "Are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows." No Real Term
Moralistic Democracy Low Medium Medium "Are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion." Conservative Religious Democracy
New York Times Democracy Medium Medium High "Enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held Lsacrosanct." Classical Liberalism
Psychotic Dictatorship Low Low Low "Are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as my little playthings." Dictatorship
Right-wing Utopia Low High Medium "Are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails." Far-Rightism
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise High Low Medium "Enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption." Nordic Liberalism
Tyranny by Majority Low Low High "Enjoy great social freedoms and frequent elections, where the majority of the populace regularly votes to increase its benefits at the expense of various hapless minorities." Tyranny By Majority
Category Freedoms Description of citizenry
Personal Economic Political
This article incorporates content from NSindex, which is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 licence.

References[]

  1. The World. Max Barry. Retrieved on 12 April 2015.
  2. "About Nation Creation and Categories" by Unibot, 8 February 2011.
  3. Lower range: SimAmerica (Civil Rights). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019. Aelipif (Civil Rights). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019.
    Medium range: Kippernia (Civil Rights). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019. Reedonya (Civil Rights). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019.
    Higher range: Bordigstan (Civil Rights). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019. Surprise (Civil Rights). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019.
  4. Lower range: Gran Puerto (Economic Freedom). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019. The Canadian Bear (Economic Freedom). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019.
    Medium range: Fernachi (Economic Freedom). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019. Charlotte II (Economic Freedom). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019.
    Higher range: Gustave (Economic Freedom). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019. Surprise (Economic Freedom). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019.
  5. Lower range: SimAmerica (Political Freedom). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019. Salvidoria (Political Freedom). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019.
    Medium range: Mageicka (Political Freedom). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019. Malagasa (Political Freedom). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019.
    Higher range: Koldodia (Political Freedom). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019. Please Walk Forward (Political Freedom). Max Barry (9 May 2019). Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved on 9 May 2019.
  6. Nations may switch between the two categories by using gender-specific pre-titles. In this assessment, there were 9,777 "Fathers" and 483 "Mothers". "Who Knows Best State?" by Sanctaria, 31 July 2013.
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