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The Black-Balled Bouncers of -Mr Stick-

“The world cannot be governed without juggling. ”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Pacific

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The Black-Balled Bouncers of -Mr Stick- is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Branch Manager QA Stick with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 15.992 billion Sticks 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.

The government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass -- is effectively ruled by the Department of Defence, with areas such as Healthcare and the Environment receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Beech Beach House. The average income tax rate is 35%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Information Technology and Pizza Delivery.

The minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages, and political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. -Mr Stick-'s national animal is the walking stick, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Anti-marsupialism, and its currency is the toothpick.

-Mr Stick- is ranked 3,706th in the Pacific and 103,112th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring 0 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 5 hours ago

  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.
  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages.
  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor.
  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed.
  • 1 day 13 hours ago: -Mr Stick- was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • 1 day 14 hours ago: -Mr Stick- was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Soda Pop Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 3 days 14 hours ago: -Mr Stick- was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • 17 days ago: -Mr Stick- lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • 17 days ago: -Mr Stick- lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.

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