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The Controlled Lands of Pikatroid

“Totus pro valde rector Pikatroid”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Struggling
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus

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The Controlled Lands of Pikatroid is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Pikatroid with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 15.297 billion Pikatroidians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Defence, with areas such as Social Welfare and Social Equality receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pikatroid City. The average income tax rate is 99%. 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.

Crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing, speaking out against the government is punishable by flogging, aeroplanes have been converted into housing units after all air travel was outlawed, and politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Pikatroid's national animal is the Nummy Muffin Coocol Butter, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the Unobtanium.

Pikatroid is ranked 1,310th in Lazarus and 28,193rd in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 108 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 10 hours ago

  • 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pikatroid, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.
  • 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pikatroid, aeroplanes have been converted into housing units after all air travel was outlawed.
  • 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pikatroid, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • 9 days ago: Pikatroid was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality (last census: Top 10%).
  • 9 days ago: Pikatroid was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Income Equality.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Pikatroid, speaking out against the government is punishable by flogging.
  • 23 days ago: Pikatroid was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from The Insane Asylum Rejects of PureHatred, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • 32 days ago: Pikatroid was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations.
  • 39 days ago: Pikatroid fell out of the regional Top 10% for Best Weather.
  • 40 days ago: Pikatroid was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 5%).

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by Max Barry

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