by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics


Rudest Citizens: 2nd Largest Retail Industry: 8th Highest Crime Rates: 8th
The Free Land of
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population10.847 billion

CurrencyDerek Redmond
AnimalRoger Black

The Free Land of Akabusi is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, otherworldly petting zoo, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 10.847 billion Akabusians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Education is also considered important, while Law & Order and Environment receive no funds. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Akabusian economy, worth a remarkable 4,620 trillion Derek Redmonds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 425,927 Derek Redmonds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,460,872 per year while the poor average 11,536, a ratio of 300 to 1.

Wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities, elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes, randomly bombing neighboring countries has become the new national sport, and the government thinks Akabusians can achieve social cohesion by drinking soda together. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Akabusi's national animal is the Roger Black, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Akabusi is ranked 151,391st in the world and 5,302nd in the Rejected Realms for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.23 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

Rudest Citizens: 2ndLargest Retail Industry: 8thHighest Crime Rates: 8thMost Armed: 11thFattest Citizens: 19thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 34thLargest Gambling Industry: 47thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 49thMost Avoided: 51stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 54thMost Rebellious Youth: 67thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 87thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 121stHighest Disposable Incomes: 188thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 237thLargest Mining Sector: 281stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 298thMost Scientifically Advanced: 438thHighest Average Incomes: 440thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 537thMost Corrupt Governments: 692ndLargest Insurance Industry: 925thMost Secular: 1,046thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,184thTop
Highest Economic Output: 1,665thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,737thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,040thMost Efficient Economies: 3,739thMost Pro-Market: 5,531stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,598thHighest Drug Use: 6,151stMost Politically Free: 7,437thTop
Largest Black Market: 8,160thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,544thMost Extreme: 11,459thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,299th
Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 30th in the regionMost Secular: 34th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 35th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 47th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 48th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 80th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 129th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 173rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 218th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 220th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 273rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 296th in the regionMost Politically Free: 299th in the regionMost Stationary: 325th in the regionMost Extreme: 384th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 406th in the regionMost Influential: 455th in the regionNudest: 457th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 521st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Akabusi, the government thinks Akabusians can achieve social cohesion by drinking soda together.
  • : Following new legislation in Akabusi, randomly bombing neighboring countries has become the new national sport.
  • : Following new legislation in Akabusi, elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes.
  • : Following new legislation in Akabusi, wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Akabusi, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Akabusi, psychiatrists that date patients are congratulated on their romantic conquests.
  • : Following new legislation in Akabusi, economists confusingly list "fusarium rot and leaf blight" as major risk factors for monetary deflation.
  • : Following new legislation in Akabusi, card collectors duel to the death.
  • : Following new legislation in Akabusi, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens.
  • : Following new legislation in Akabusi, employees who skip lunch to avoid sub-par cafeteria food risk getting fired.


View Forum posts