Most Valuable International Artwork: 728thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 757thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,096th
The Too-Well-Hidden Bunker of
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Your Honour, twasn't a crime if done for the vine.
Michael Talberg
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Population7.458 billion

LeaderMichael Talberg


The Too-Well-Hidden Bunker of Podium is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Michael Talberg with a fair hand, and notable for its soft-spoken computers, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.458 billion Poduminians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eighburn. The average income tax rate is 39.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Poduminian economy, worth a remarkable 1,540 trillion points a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 206,618 points, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, and giggling elementary school newspaper reporters want to know why Michael Talberg is a silly poophead. Crime is totally unknown. Podium's national animal is the Sergal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Podium is ranked 1,420th in the world and 15th in the West Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 78,323 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 728thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 757thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,096thMost Influential: 1,420thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,426thRudest Citizens: 1,455thMost Inclusive: 1,787thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,862ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,919thHighest Food Quality: 2,345thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 2,891stSmartest Citizens: 3,081stHighest Poor Incomes: 3,601stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,800thMost Cultured: 3,882ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,948thMost Developed: 4,013thMost Secular: 4,072ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,837thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,034thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,448thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,565thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,823rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,839thNicest Citizens: 7,157thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,211thMost Patriotic: 7,831stMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,931stLargest Retail Industry: 10,307thMost Efficient Economies: 11,944thHighest Economic Output: 13,285thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,797thLargest Governments: 17,943rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,478thSafest: 18,507thBest Weather: 21,262ndMost Advanced Public Education: 23,827thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 25,758thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26,696th
Most Influential: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 27th in the regionRudest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 31st in the regionMost Inclusive: 33rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 35th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 36th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 42nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 52nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 52nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 54th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 60th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 66th in the regionMost Cultured: 71st in the regionTop
Most Developed: 79th in the regionMost Secular: 84th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 98th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 100th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 118th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 122nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 123rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 123rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 125th in the regionNicest Citizens: 166th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 170th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 170th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 176th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 181st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 183rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 225th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 272nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 283rd in the regionLargest Governments: 302nd in the regionLargest Populations: 314th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 335th in the regionMost Armed: 370th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 383rd in the regionBest Weather: 412th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 426th in the regionSafest: 496th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 508th in the regionLargest Black Market: 522nd in the regionNudest: 546th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 546th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 605th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 620th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 729th in the regionMost Stationary: 730th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Podium was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Podium endorsed The Commonwealth of Ulfrik.
  • : Podium was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Ulfrik.
  • : Podium changed its national motto to "Your Honour, twasn't a crime if done for the vine.".
  • : Podium changed its national motto to "Your Honour, it wasn't a crime if done for the vine.".
  • : Following new legislation in Podium, giggling elementary school newspaper reporters want to know why Michael Talberg is a silly poophead.
  • : Following new legislation in Podium, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Podium, a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass.
  • : Following new legislation in Podium, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Following new legislation in Podium, a government program is underway to revitalize Podium's beaches.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 213 » Giovanniland, Ocheon, Mediobogdum, Pandaland II, BIteland, Dilber, Fujai, Archonina, Wickedly evil people, Kisovec, DiscGolfLand, IndyCar Racing, Westwind, Mirchusko, Anuubis, Sindria, Greynne, Condonohia, Greg Tucker, Shaktirajya, The Undivided, Kiensu, Hamburg Neo, Cro Magnon, Wild lands of Tribe, Isle Royale, Albyion Kingdom, Marina Nova, The Rega, Vlobbania, Svanland, The United Republic of Westend, Q The Almighty, Thyrall, Atheist States of Philippines, Athrid HullHund, Antahbrantahstan, Ingentis Novus, Ostrogothaland, Lynier, Nas Crustium, Av Libertas Vindex, The divisive isolationists, Volkason, Win Mints, Twisted Duality, Willow Gate, Leukogeras, Constantinopolisia, Moriari, and 163 others.Santos-Dominius, New Belia, The North American Assembly, Common Good, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Fallgriffin, Glorious Existence, Probablynotverygoodistan, Aldesport, Overthinkers, Attanseia, Arifiyyah, Bucals Kagotoaion, Escapitania, Jigsland, Formenor, Corbeil, Inner Ryxtylopia, Winter Aura, El Facil, Galaxy Meows, Bodusse, New Caterse, Futuo, The Theeserrasland, Outer Scotiotland, Lodiberdade, Eidechse, Neulant, Romlania, Chichas, Parasang, Triestine, Zogustani, Almenga, Gryphonian Alliance, Blue Bubble, United Adaikes, Chaos Realm of Lavoria, The Holy Principality of Saint Mark, Oliverary, Crazy Waters, Surinaspor, Shackleduck, Hongg Kong, Haetonia, Apexiala, Apaky, Kraboch, Valocke, Mucht, Nes Repuland, Hoile, Guitermot, Later Green, Independent Republic of Boldonia, Hyzante, Gozar, Fotisdia, Infinite Star, Sovatat, Liyen, Brethenshep, One Nation under Rob, Taipuia, Hrimland, Pulitoland, Safiz, Purrinda, Gogocherry, Freewillistan, Oktals Arz, Jawasan, The Quwatistan, East Pal Giulia, Medvegal, Sully Island, Great Jameston, The Passerine Islands, Morala, Algueneia, East Vermillion, Grand Republic of the Sun, Nova Angelus, Vrashkina, Radrow, Canibra, Da Floppa Nation, Ezranian Empire, Ros, Bhang Bhang Duc, Gresterasland, Osmari, Vaium Kar Earanopose, Silisea, Bitar, New St Kilda, Bidi, Anilis, Magusliat, Aftokratoria, Federnachois, Caschia, The Chaotic Neutral, Luanu, Magnolia Paradise, High Wings, Thessalian, Schmexxland, Miga Wor, The Downeaster Alexa, Caprisun, Selangortupia, New Bon, Not Yet Socialist, Wintervein, Solsetur, Cruts Cithe, Muad-Dib, Burakis, Pelicanists, Sygjuk Kale, Nation of enlightenment, Sultanat of Turkistan, Hanumandia, Tithio, Oronia, New Yoshiland, Ersapine, Jofish, Nextime, IndioI, Dei Afterglow, Dreamers for Hope, Southeastern Command, Alatyrent, Mathematania, West Isle, SPHRANTZES, Rowdy, Hell Unbound, Hungarian Europe, Dowaesk, IthaquaCDN, Cities, Kurabis, Rerenga, Monsilva, Averich, Yy4u, Kokomixaria, New England-New Brunswick, ArmedUnited, Kuroi Islands, Viperina, Oesty, Guam-North Mariana, Tsangenya, Nexio, Tropentarn, Andeurea, Plasmorian, and Ulfrik.