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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 35thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 40thBest Weather: 66th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Release the crazed robot badger with laser eyes!
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Badger Wind

Population19.426 billion

CapitalWhen Pigs Fly
LeaderCreator Destroyer

Currencynugget
AnimalBadger

The Empire of Badger Wind is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Creator Destroyer with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, otherworldly petting zoo, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 19.426 billion Badgers are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of When Pigs Fly. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Badgerian economy, worth a remarkable 5,758 trillion nuggets 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Tourism, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. 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 amazing 296,440 nuggets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Explosive diarrhoea is not just a colorful phrase, knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Badger Wind Blood Tithe, and all writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Badger Wind's national animal is the Badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Badger Wind is ranked 214,324th in the world and 6,670th in the South Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -40.9 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 35thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 40thBest Weather: 66thMost Beautiful Environments: 79thMost Developed: 98thLongest Average Lifespans: 112thHealthiest Citizens: 141stMost Advanced Public Education: 163rdLargest Welfare Programs: 322ndMost Secular: 339thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 346thHighest Average Tax Rates: 444thHighest Food Quality: 448thMost Advanced Public Transport: 466thLowest Crime Rates: 492ndLargest Governments: 541stMost Inclusive: 635thHighest Poor Incomes: 856thMost Pacifist: 911thSmartest Citizens: 1,274thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,313thLargest Black Market: 1,346thHighest Economic Output: 1,698thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,110thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,181stMost Cultured: 2,853rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,633rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,693rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,664thNudest: 5,297thMost Efficient Economies: 6,822ndLargest Populations: 8,794thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,689thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,285thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,742ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,942ndMost Authoritarian: 17,313th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionMost Inclusive: 27th in the regionMost Pacifist: 29th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 30th in the regionLargest Black Market: 31st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 32nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 36th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 46th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 64th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 77th in the regionMost Cultured: 83rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 96th in the regionNudest: 121st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 125th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 134th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 166th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 231st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 270th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 399th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 462nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, all writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Badger Wind Blood Tithe.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, explosive diarrhoea is not just a colorful phrase.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Badger Wind was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, hospitals in Badger Wind are too busy serving the needs of the South Pacific to see Badgers.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, sales of trenchcoats are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, the treehouse in Badger Park is the tallest building in Badger Wind.

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