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Most Primitive: 4,475th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,126th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,381st
The Angst of
Father Knows Best State
Medicinal marijuana is the key.
Doctor Phroid
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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A Tortured Mind

Population6.769 billion

CapitalThorazine
LeaderDoctor Phroid
FaithChristianity

CurrencyFettish
Animalgerbil

The Angst of A Tortured Mind is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Doctor Phroid with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, infamous sell-swords, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 6.769 billion Tortured Mindians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thorazine. The average income tax rate is 68.7%.

The strong Tortured Mindian economy, worth 333 trillion Fettishes a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 49,233 Fettishes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Purported secret military bases are dismissed by Doctor Phroid to be highly-advanced toilet factories, national chefs believe that you can eat anything so long as you deep fry it first, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies, and black market eau de toilette is made in bathroom labs across the nation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. A Tortured Mind's national animal is the gerbil, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

A Tortured Mind is ranked 4,475th in the world and 2nd in Gypsy Lands for Most Primitive, scoring 103.67 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Primitive: 4,475thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,126thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,381stLargest Welfare Programs: 10,935thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,974th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in A Tortured Mind, black market eau de toilette is made in bathroom labs across the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in A Tortured Mind, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
  • : Following new legislation in A Tortured Mind, national chefs believe that you can eat anything so long as you deep fry it first.
  • : Following new legislation in A Tortured Mind, purported secret military bases are dismissed by Doctor Phroid to be highly-advanced toilet factories.
  • : Following new legislation in A Tortured Mind, oddly patriotic flash mobs spontaneously sing the national anthem.
  • : A Tortured Mind was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in A Tortured Mind, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech.
  • : Following new legislation in A Tortured Mind, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves.
  • : A Tortured Mind was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : A Tortured Mind's influence in Gypsy Lands rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".

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