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The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island

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Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Pacific

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The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.632 billion Pleasures Islandians 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 juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pleasures Island 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.

Politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities, and notable individuals are granted land and titles. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive 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, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the psi.

Pleasures Island is ranked 73rd in the Pacific and 4,134th in the world for Safest, scoring 570 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 hours ago

  • 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, notable individuals are granted land and titles.
  • 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities.
  • 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • 2 days 21 hours ago: Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 1%).
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.
  • 6 days ago: Pleasures Island was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, criminals are thrown to the humans to repay their debt to society.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Pleasures Island Blood Tithe.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, tax rises are attributed to divine will.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects.

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