The Equestrian Kingdom of
Corporate Police State
Long Live Artaeum!
Regional Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Equestrian Kingdom of Council of Artaeum is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by King Izan with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.256 billion Artaeum Equestrians 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 minute, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Unicornia. Income tax is unheard of.

The very strong Artaeum Equestrian economy, worth a remarkable 1,660 trillion Bits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 228,828 Bits, with the richest citizens earning 8.4 times as much as the poorest.

The teaching of evolution has been banned, university graduates and new home-owners toil in labour camps to work off their debts, people all over Council of Artaeum are dying of 'Mad Phoenix Disease', and charity no longer begins at home. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Council of Artaeum's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Reformed Ponyism.

Council of Artaeum is ranked 13th in The Alliance of Dictators and 538th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring 61 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 12 hours ago

  • 7 hours ago: Council of Artaeum was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Shortest Average Lifespan (last census: Top 5%).
  • 8 hours ago: Council of Artaeum was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Shortest Average Lifespan.
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Council of Artaeum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest (last census: Top 1%).
  • 1 day 8 hours ago: Council of Artaeum fell out of the regional Top 5% for Safest.
  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, charity no longer begins at home.
  • 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, people all over Council of Artaeum are dying of 'Mad Phoenix Disease'.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, university graduates and new home-owners toil in labour camps to work off their debts.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, the teaching of evolution has been banned.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, weathermen are being arrested for attempting to read the future.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.

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