“I am the King! I am the King!”
|Category: Corporate Police State|
Regional Influence: Vassal
Location: Free States of Gaia
The United Kingdoms of Brian Boruma is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by King Brian Boru with an iron fist, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 20.641 billion Brian Borumen are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.
The large, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Boru. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 55.4%.
The strong Brian Boruman economy, worth a remarkable 1,363 trillion pounds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Retail. Average income is 66,051 pounds, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 306,863 per year while the poor average 8,543, a ratio of 35.9 to 1.
King Brian Boru has just been declared ruler of Brian Boruma in an international press conference, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail, and X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Brian Boruma's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.
Most Recent Government Activity: 6 days ago
- 20 hours ago: Brian Boruma was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Devout (last census: Top 5%).
- 31 days ago: Brian Boruma lodged a message on the Free States of Gaia Regional Message Board.
- 108 days ago: Brian Boruma's influence in Free States of Gaia rose from "Minnow" to "Vassal".
- 150 days ago: Brian Boruma fell out of the world Top 10% for Rudest Citizens.
- 186 days ago: Brian Boruma fell out of the world Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.
- 217 days ago: Brian Boruma fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Defense Forces.
- 262 days ago: Brian Boruma was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
- 278 days ago: Brian Boruma was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest (last census: Top 5%).
- 313 days ago: Brian Boruma was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Defense Forces.
- 342 days ago: Brian Boruma was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Primitive.