The Black-Balled Bouncers of
Father Knows Best State
The world cannot be governed without juggling.
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Few

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Black-Balled Bouncers of -Mr Stick- is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Branch Manager QA Stick with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 17.508 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 government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Education and Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Healthcare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Beech Beach House. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10.5%.

The very strong Stick-ish economy, worth a remarkable 1,386 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 79,219 toothpicks, with the richest citizens earning 7.7 times as much as the poorest.

A well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned walking stickball fields, the government is engaging in an agricultural trade war with Maxtopia, and the education system has gotten a recent boost in spending. 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 5,535th in the Pacific and 110,657th in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates, scoring 1 on the Inverse Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : -Mr Stick- lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : -Mr Stick- lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : -Mr Stick- lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : -Mr Stick- was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
  • : -Mr Stick- lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : -Mr Stick- fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, the education system has gotten a recent boost in spending.
  • : Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, the government is engaging in an agricultural trade war with Maxtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned walking stickball fields.
  • : Following new legislation in -Mr Stick-, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate.

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