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The Benign Republic of Tubbsalot

“We're not fat.”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Pacific

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The Benign Republic of Tubbsalot is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by a bizarre upright ant with a fair hand, and renowned for its restrictive gun laws. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 12.018 billion hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Equality, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Formicidia. The average income tax rate is 27%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.

Crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms, teenagers across the country are celebrating the defeat of a national curfew bill, and citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes. Crime is relatively low. Tubbsalot's national animal is the lover of fine art, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the snuckle.

Tubbsalot is ranked 115th in the Pacific and 6,647th in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 6 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 3 hours ago

  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes.
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, teenagers across the country are celebrating the defeat of a national curfew bill.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, the government is avowedly atheist.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • 13 days ago: Tubbsalot was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments (last census: Top 10%).
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas.

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