The Amerikanisches Reich of
Corporate Bordello
Rebellis ut tyrannus est obsequium ut Deus
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Amerikanisches Reich of ThinkPads is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by General Disapproval with a fair hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, strictly enforced bedtime, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 18.894 billion ThinkPadsians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, outspoken individuals is primarily concerned with Law & Order, with Industry and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient ThinkPadsian economy, worth a remarkable 5,472 trillion gold ounces a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 289,665 gold ounces, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,196,211 per year while the poor average 46,115, a ratio of 25.9 to 1.

Prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes, tantrum-throwing toddlers are regularly imprisoned on assault charges, badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game, and citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. ThinkPads's national animal is the housecat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

ThinkPads is ranked 30th in libertarian and 122,937th in the world for Most Primitive, scoring -384 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 17 hours ago

  • 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'.
  • 1 day 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game.
  • 2 days 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, tantrum-throwing toddlers are regularly imprisoned on assault charges.
  • 2 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, the government has undertaken a massive education and health program to combat VODAIS.
  • 4 days ago: ThinkPads was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, all streets are privately owned toll roads.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, morning coffees are no longer the same since the disappearance of newspapers.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, police officers are seen patrolling the streets armed with satellite-guided truncheons.

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