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The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island

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Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Pacific

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The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its strong anti-business policies. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.42 billion Pleasures Islandians 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 number of students attending university has reached a record high, tourists are flocking to the newly-built MeteorLand family resort, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements, and droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. 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 498th in the Pacific and 21,672nd in the world for Most Cultured, scoring 12 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian (last census: Top 10%).
  • 5 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, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, tourists are flocking to the newly-built MeteorLand family resort.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the number of students attending university has reached a record high.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low.
  • 14 days ago: Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • 14 days ago: Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Highest Drug Use.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, chemically brainwashed citizens praise Leader's name on an hourly basis.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, workers' complaints never reach central planning.

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