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Most Devout: 13,062ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,231stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,278th
The Loving Couple of
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Oh Crikey-

Population4.338 billion

CapitalPortal
LeaderOwlbert
FaithCards

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Animalowl

The Loving Couple of Oh Crikey- is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Owlbert with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.338 billion Oh Crikey-ians 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, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Portal. The average income tax rate is 69.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Oh Crikey-ian economy, worth 373 trillion snails 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 a large, well-organized black market in Furniture Restoration, Beef-Based Agriculture, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. 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 86,080 snails, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens have voted the song "Owlbert Smells Like An Owl" as their new national anthem, diplomacy is a foreign concept to Oh Crikey-ians, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Owlbert to meetings with foreign heads of state, and reams of paperwork signed in triplicate have taken the magic out of magic. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Oh Crikey-'s national animal is the owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Cards.

Oh Crikey- is ranked 143,793rd in the world and 7th in Raxulan Empire for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 6,923.82 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,231stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,278thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,742ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,964thLargest Black Market: 22,337thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,647thMost Advanced Public Education: 24,947th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Oh Crikey-, reams of paperwork signed in triplicate have taken the magic out of magic.
  • : Following new legislation in Oh Crikey-, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Owlbert to meetings with foreign heads of state.
  • : Following new legislation in Oh Crikey-, diplomacy is a foreign concept to Oh Crikey-ians.
  • : Following new legislation in Oh Crikey-, citizens have voted the song "Owlbert Smells Like An Owl" as their new national anthem.
  • : Following new legislation in Oh Crikey-, government adverts say that twelve lashes a day keeps divine wrath at bay.
  • : Following new legislation in Oh Crikey-, the nation's green cities are indeed concrete jungles.
  • : Following new legislation in Oh Crikey-, coat closets are being re-branded as bedrooms.
  • : Following new legislation in Oh Crikey-, bicyclists are banned from major roads.
  • : Following new legislation in Oh Crikey-, many of the country's largest dumps can be seen from space.
  • : Following new legislation in Oh Crikey-, the banshee wail foretells skies of death.

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