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Most Valuable International Artwork: 188thHighest Disposable Incomes: 709thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,371st
The Imperial Conglomerate of
Capitalist Paradise
Our place is inherent - we are the Light Bearers!
Supreme Executive Director
Influence
Instigator
Founder / League Chairman
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Arkbergen

Population15.408 billion

CapitalLabyrinth
LeaderSupreme Executive Director
FaithOccult Cabal

CurrencyCredit
AnimalBlack Owl

The Imperial Conglomerate of Arkbergen is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Supreme Executive Director with an even hand, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, enslaved workforce, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 15.408 billion Arkbergenians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Labyrinth. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Arkbergenian economy, worth a remarkable 4,500 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 292,120 Credits, with the richest citizens earning 9.6 times as much as the poorest.

Court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs, Supreme Executive Director can't hear a thing when the unwashed masses throw rocks at the new state limousine, a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision, and in pet stores nationwide Black Owls are growing in popularity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arkbergen's national animal is the Black Owl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Occult Cabal.

Arkbergen is ranked 2,506th in the world and 1st in Sovereign Corporate League for Highest Economic Output, with 4,500 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 188thHighest Disposable Incomes: 709thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,371stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,390thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,545thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,628thRudest Citizens: 1,792ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,831stLargest Retail Industry: 1,905thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,238thHighest Average Incomes: 2,258thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,269thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,472ndHighest Economic Output: 2,506thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,630thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,754thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,759thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,904thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,341stLargest Mining Sector: 3,371stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,383rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,931stSmartest Citizens: 4,051stLowest Crime Rates: 4,262ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,312thMost Cultured: 5,404thMost Avoided: 5,851stMost Developed: 6,044thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,079thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,134thLargest Governments: 8,688thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,639thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,464thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 14,747thLargest Populations: 15,962ndHealthiest Citizens: 16,365thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,479thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,931stLargest Black Market: 16,982ndMost Devout: 18,423rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,528thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,901st
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Arkbergen agreed to construct embassies between Sovereign Corporate League and The Union of Rightwing Nations.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, in pet stores nationwide Black Owls are growing in popularity.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, Supreme Executive Director can't hear a thing when the unwashed masses throw rocks at the new state limousine.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, Arkbergenian TV is considered cruel and unusual punishment in other countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, death row inmates cower in fear at the phrase "one-year anniversary".
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, citizens with artificial limbs are forbidden to serve as beauty pageant judges.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375.

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