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The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Pacific

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The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.945 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 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.

Droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, prisons are crowded with possible terrorist suspects, schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes, and the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms. 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 3,454th in the Pacific and 100,274th in the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 32 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 14 hours ago

  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, prisons are crowded with possible terrorist suspects.
  • 3 days 22 hours ago: Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, government-run brothels can be found on every street corner.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, public loudspeakers constantly tell citizens they are "happy people".
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless.

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