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The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island

“Ad idem”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Rare

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 remarkable for its hatred of cheese. Its hard-nosed, cynical population of 6.794 billion 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 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 98%. 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.

The words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, the space program has been scrapped in order to focus on more terrestrial pursuits, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines, and the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service. 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 50th in the Pacific and 2,685th in the world for Highest Police Ratios, scoring 270 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 22 hours ago

  • 3 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the space program has been scrapped in order to focus on more terrestrial pursuits.
  • 10 days ago: Pleasures Island was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence.
  • 12 days ago: Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, cremation is compulsory for the deceased.
  • 14 days ago: Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, vets have been drafted in to help "fix" those who fail the parental license exam.
  • 17 days ago: Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.

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