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Nudest: 1,341stLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,198thMost Devout: 8,777th
The Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Shipping Fan!
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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-I-Ship It

Population743 million

Currencydollar
Animalkiwi

The Republic of -I-Ship It is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its state-planned economy, soft-spoken computers, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 743 million -I-Ship Itians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 52.7%.

The all-consuming -I-Ship Itian economy, worth 63.4 trillion dollars 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 slick, highly efficient black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. 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 85,370 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Hospitals are cleaned with lemons and vinegar, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over -I-Ship It, citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless, and the new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. -I-Ship It's national animal is the kiwi, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

-I-Ship It is ranked 50,681st in the world and 13th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Authoritarian, with 1,095.21 milliStalins.

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Nudest: 1,341stTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 5,198thMost Devout: 8,777thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 14,702ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,518thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,576thMost Patriotic: 22,474th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 13th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 15th in the regionMost Patriotic: 16th in the regionMost Conservative: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in -I-Ship It, the new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play.
  • : Following new legislation in -I-Ship It, citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless.
  • : Following new legislation in -I-Ship It, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over -I-Ship It.
  • : Following new legislation in -I-Ship It, hospitals are cleaned with lemons and vinegar.
  • : Following new legislation in -I-Ship It, sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside.
  • : -I-Ship It's influence in Democratic Socialist Assembly rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in -I-Ship It, the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle.
  • : Following new legislation in -I-Ship It, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward.
  • : Following new legislation in -I-Ship It, even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious.
  • : Following new legislation in -I-Ship It, chickens roam the streets freely.

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