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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:
Powerhouse
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 barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 14.524 billion 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 large, corrupt government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defence, with areas such as Healthcare and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Beech Beach House. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 22%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Retail and Pizza Delivery.

Administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture, the government is reining in public spending, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor, and Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. -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 73rd in the Pacific and 6,174th in the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 17 Whatever.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 22 days ago

  • 5 days ago: -Mr Stick- was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • 6 days ago: -Mr Stick- was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 10 days ago: -Mr Stick- was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 22 days ago: -Mr Stick- was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Mining Sector.
  • 39 days ago: -Mr Stick- was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Shortest Average Lifespan.
  • 44 days ago: Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes.
  • 44 days ago: Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor.
  • 44 days ago: Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, the government is reining in public spending.
  • 44 days ago: Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture.
  • 57 days ago: -Mr Stick- was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.

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