The Interactive Community of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Johan Vult!
Regional Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Few

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Interactive Community of Paradox is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by His Majesty Johan Andersson with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.833 billion Paradoxians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, pro-business government prioritizes Spirituality, with Defense, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and Healthcare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Johan's Burg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.6%.

The very strong Paradoxian economy, worth 184 trillion Paradox Points a year, is quite specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Gambling, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 23,602 Paradox Points, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 228,841 per year while the poor average 117, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.

Scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, mining is the nation's most dangerous occupation, citizens must pay to enjoy Paradox's pristine beaches, and His Majesty Johan Andersson has just been declared ruler of Paradox in an international press conference. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Paradox's national animal is the Platypus, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Paradox is ranked 8th in Maltropian Puppet Confederacy and 42,489th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring -9 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 33 days ago

  • 3 days 6 hours ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Pro-Market (last census: Top 5%).
  • 6 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • 12 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 5%).
  • 12 days ago: Paradox fell out of the regional Top 10% for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • 32 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides (last census: Top 5%).
  • 34 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Avoided (last census: Top 5%).
  • 43 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Rudest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 45 days ago: Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • 86 days ago: Paradox's influence in Maltropian Puppet Confederacy fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Truckler".
  • 87 days ago: Paradox altered its national flag.

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