The Fiefdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Ad idem
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Rare

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, strictly enforced bedtime, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 8.855 billion Pleasures Islandians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pleasures Island City. The average income tax rate is 12.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Pleasures Islandian economy, worth 372 trillion psis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Trout Farming, Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 42,120 psis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Vets have been drafted in to help "fix" those who fail the parental license exam, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, the nation's massive battleships are often mistaken for islands, and waste is frequently shipped to other countries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pleasures Island's national animal is the human, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is a major religion.

Pleasures Island is ranked 2,587th in the Pacific and 59,157th in the world for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 2 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 43 days ago

  • 10 days ago: Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 10%).
  • 25 days ago: Pleasures Island fell out of the world Top 1% for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 25 days ago: Pleasures Island fell out of the regional Top 1% for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 32 days ago: Pleasures Island fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Developed.
  • 32 days ago: Pleasures Island fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Developed.
  • 37 days ago: Pleasures Island fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 44 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, waste is frequently shipped to other countries.
  • 46 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the nation's massive battleships are often mistaken for islands.
  • 47 days ago: Pleasures Island was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • 47 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.

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