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Most Patriotic: 8,389thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,061stHighest Poor Incomes: 16,941st
The King's Monarch Republic of
Father Knows Best State
For the very very oh so very very great king.
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Apalasa

Population662 million

CapitalMonarone City

CurrencyThrones
Animalcougar

The King's Monarch Republic of Apalasa is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and frequent executions. The compassionate, cynical population of 662 million Apalasais 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Monarone City. The average income tax rate is 58.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Apalasan economy, worth 70.5 trillion Throneses 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, 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 an impressive 106,438 Throneses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military recruitment numbers are down as citizens object on 'moral grounds', the government considers it a sacred duty to video bikini-clad beach swimmers, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture, and the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Apalasa's national animal is the cougar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Apalasa is ranked 97,590th in the world and 178th in The Free Nations Region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 1,542.22 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most Patriotic: 8,389thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,061stHighest Poor Incomes: 16,941stHealthiest Citizens: 19,109thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,802ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,945thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,147thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,013thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,386thMost Developed: 22,543rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25,429th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20th in the regionMost Patriotic: 22nd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 45th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 46th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Apalasa, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting.
  • : Following new legislation in Apalasa, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture.
  • : Following new legislation in Apalasa, the government considers it a sacred duty to video bikini-clad beach swimmers.
  • : Following new legislation in Apalasa, military recruitment numbers are down as citizens object on 'moral grounds'.
  • : Apalasa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Patriotic.
  • : Following new legislation in Apalasa, citizens simply have to point a weapon at a government official to get what they want.
  • : Apalasa lodged a message on the The Free Nations Region Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Apalasa, belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace'.
  • : Following new legislation in Apalasa, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal.
  • : Following new legislation in Apalasa, engine room hooch is the drink of choice among the nation's navy.

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