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Nudest: 3,596thMost Ignorant Citizens: 5,204thMost Authoritarian: 11,304th
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
By The People For The People
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ambiaris

Population2.766 billion

Currencyguilder
Animalkiwi

The Republic of Ambiaris is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, pith helmet sales, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.766 billion Ambiarisians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 47.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Ambiarisian economy, worth 147 trillion guilders a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 53,267 guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens must pay to enjoy Ambiaris's pristine beaches, many in Ambiaris are born in the purple, wedding bands come in pairs to form wedding manacles, and pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ambiaris's national animal is the kiwi, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Ambiaris is ranked 63,849th in the world and 2,937th in Lazarus for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 47.93 Effective Tax Rate.

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Nudest: 3,596thMost Ignorant Citizens: 5,204thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 11,304thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,182ndMost Conservative: 13,570thLargest Black Market: 13,769thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,852ndMost Avoided: 18,150th
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Nudest: 169th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 265th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 412th in the regionMost Conservative: 513th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 540th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 746th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute.
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, wedding bands come in pairs to form wedding manacles.
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, many in Ambiaris are born in the purple.
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, citizens must pay to enjoy Ambiaris's pristine beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, Leader's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide.
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings".
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, it's rare to find an unchewed pencil.
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, the Small Council has more than a little influence.
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation.
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, a rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows.

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