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The Confederacy of Vargr Corsairs

“If we can smell our leader's fear we need a new leader”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Firefly

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The Confederacy of Vargr Corsairs is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Florence Ambrose with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 14.56 billion Vargr Corsairsians 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 individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Defence, with areas such as Social Welfare and Religion & Spirituality receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lair Family Fun Center. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Gambling.

Heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, commuter vessels have trouble staying afloat due to increased passengers, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Vargr Corsairs's radio stations, and construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Vargr Corsairs's national animal is the Hamster, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Fang.

Vargr Corsairs is ranked 1st in Firefly and 916th in the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 14 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 15 hours ago

  • 8 hours ago: Vargr Corsairs was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Vargr Corsairs was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vargr Corsairs, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vargr Corsairs, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Vargr Corsairs's radio stations.
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vargr Corsairs, commuter vessels have trouble staying afloat due to increased passengers.
  • 1 day 12 hours ago: Vargr Corsairs proposed constructing embassies between Firefly and Jupiter Society.
  • 2 days 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vargr Corsairs, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.
  • 3 days 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vargr Corsairs, airport security is provided by private companies.
  • 4 days ago: Vargr Corsairs was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides (last census: Top 10%).
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Vargr Corsairs, tourists flock from around the world to see Vargr Corsairs's famed 'rainbow slums'.

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