Classification System for Nations, using (PADA) Macken-Tiscoate – Part I

The PADA Macken-Tiscoate method for grouping nations – ignoring race, culture and other such typical means – is based upon the well-known (though controversial) categories developed using PADA Macken-Tiscoate taxonometric classification:


Algeria, Australia, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Austria, Angola

A is for arid. These nations are dry, on the whole. As the capital letter A suggests, these nations have many peaks, and are noted for being mountainous. Politically, the opinion of an A country – the letter resembles the sound of an uncertain interjection – is typically crushed or dismissed within international bodies, most often by the U countries.


Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi

There are many B nations. Typically hot and poor nation, occasionally with stunning biodiversity, these are emerging from poverty of the masses towards a brighter bubblier future (fuelled by raw material trades).

Exceptions proving the general rule: The Bel nations subgroup of Belgium (see also Belgian Congo, Rape of), Belarus and Bulgaria are cooler, damper and flatter.


Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Congo (Republic of), Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic

Hot, often densely-populated countries on the second tier of development, with a propensity to cluster along warm water coastlines and Equatorial regions. Abundant and exotic wildlife, varied.

Exception proving the general rule: The North C grouping of Canada, Czech Republic and China pride themselves on a cooler climate and collectivism.


Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic

D countries are noteworthy for small size, hot climate and aquaphilia: indeed, if the ratio of coastline to landmass was any sort of barometer of might, these nations would rule the world. They do not, however, and so D countries must content themselves with abundant coastline and a climate to suit it.

Exception proving the general rule: Denmark (but only for the climate – the D countries really do love the water.)

Next up in this series, we continue with Part II, the E countries all the way to the I cluster of nations.

Find out more about the PADA Macken-Tiscoate Classification System here.

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