The Fiefdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Ad idem
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Few

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The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program, sprawling nuclear power plants, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.592 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pleasures Island City. The average income tax rate is 60.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Pleasures Islandian economy, worth 752 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Trout Farming, Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. 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 78,413 psis, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's first space rocket -- sponsored by Pepsi and shaped like an enormous soda bottle -- is being developed, emigrants arrive on foreign shores with nothing but pocket sand, school uniforms are compulsory, and children spout "Ad idem" involuntarily throughout the day. 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 4,230th in the Pacific and 100,345th in the world for Stupidest Citizens, scoring 9 on the Average Edu-UNtellignce® Test Score.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, children spout "Ad idem" involuntarily throughout the day.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, school uniforms are compulsory.
  • : Pleasures Island fell out of the regional Top 10% for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, emigrants arrive on foreign shores with nothing but pocket sand.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the nation's first space rocket -- sponsored by Pepsi and shaped like an enormous soda bottle -- is being developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students.
  • : Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, anyone who so much as frowns is referred to a mental health unit.

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