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The Theocracy of Opodeldok

“Spirituality is the Key to Happiness”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: ZZ 9 Plural Z Alpha

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The Theocracy of Opodeldok is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by President Mitchell with an iron fist, and remarkable for its devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 22.693 billion Opodeldokians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, with areas such as Healthcare and Education receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Opodeldok City. The average income tax rate is 100%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements, flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys, murder victims' families receive windfall payouts when the murderers are executed, and the government funds large training centres to turn lambs into functioning members of society. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Opodeldok's national animal is the lamb, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is Christianity, and its currency is the carbon credit.

Opodeldok is ranked 20th in ZZ 9 Plural Z Alpha and 121,757th in the world for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -33 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 15 hours ago

  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Opodeldok was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 10%).
  • 2 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Opodeldok, the government funds large training centres to turn lambs into functioning members of society.
  • 2 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Opodeldok, murder victims' families receive windfall payouts when the murderers are executed.
  • 2 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Opodeldok, flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys.
  • 2 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Opodeldok, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements.
  • 2 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Opodeldok, the colors pink and purple are banned from military unit insignia.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Opodeldok, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Opodeldok, all weapon research has been banned.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Opodeldok, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Opodeldok, people take government jobs for the frequent flier miles.

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