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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, safe nation, ruled by Branch Manager QA Stick with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 16.224 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Healthcare and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Beech Beach House. The average income tax rate is 8.0%.

The very strong Stick-ish economy, worth a remarkable 1,324 trillion toothpicks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 81,651 toothpicks, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

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. -Mr Stick-'s national animal is the walking stick, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Anti-marsupialism.

-Mr Stick- is ranked 954th in the Pacific and 26,190th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 1 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 days ago

  • 11 days ago: -Mr Stick- lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • 13 days ago: -Mr Stick- lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • 14 days ago: -Mr Stick- lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • 14 days ago: -Mr Stick- fell out of the world Top 10% for Fattest Citizens.
  • 15 days ago: -Mr Stick- was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fattest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 22 days ago: -Mr Stick- lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • 33 days ago: -Mr Stick- was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • 35 days ago: -Mr Stick- was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • 39 days ago: Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.
  • 39 days ago: Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages.

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