by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Highest Poor Incomes: 17thLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rdMost Subsidized Industry: 32nd
The Burman Kakistocracy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The Eggs, We Demand More
Influence
Handshaker
Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Basementees

Population21.314 billion

CapitalNovus Damascus
LeaderOđinnshrafn Khagan Numerian IV Drake
FaithNahuatl

CurrencyRuncible
AnimalUrsine Phoenix

The Burman Kakistocracy of Basementees is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ođinnshrafn Khagan Numerian IV Drake with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 21.314 billion Thu'uls have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Novus Damascus. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient K't Hu'ul economy, worth an astonishing 15,369 trillion Runcibles 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip 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 a breathtaking 721,104 Runcibles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds, meat is a luxury afforded only to the wealthy, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days', and bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Basementees's national animal is the Ursine Phoenix, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Nahuatl.

Basementees is ranked 233,997th in the world and 34th in Pax Britannia for Most Armed, with 0.07 Weapons Per Person.

Top
1%
Highest Poor Incomes: 17thLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rdMost Subsidized Industry: 32ndLargest Black Market: 33rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 53rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 65thMost Scientifically Advanced: 71stHighest Average Incomes: 73rdMost Corrupt Governments: 107thMost Advanced Public Education: 111thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 114thLargest Mining Sector: 133rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 157thHighest Economic Output: 173rdMost Efficient Economies: 174thLowest Crime Rates: 174thLargest Governments: 189thSmartest Citizens: 237thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 242ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 273rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 287thMost Patriotic: 291stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 345thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 533rdMost Developed: 544thLargest Insurance Industry: 549thMost Secular: 565thLongest Average Lifespans: 610thLargest Welfare Programs: 660thRudest Citizens: 941stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,887thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,038thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,069thTop
5%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,606thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,874thMost Inclusive: 3,021stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,426thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,567thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,745thMost Cultured: 4,952ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,127thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,736thLargest Retail Industry: 6,304thLargest Populations: 6,588thHealthiest Citizens: 7,080thHighest Food Quality: 8,155thMost Influential: 10,285thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,550th
Top
5%
Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days'.
  • : Basementees was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Patriotic and the Top 5% for Highest Food Quality and Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, meat is a luxury afforded only to the wealthy.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, stews often contain used tissues and pocket fluff.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society.
  • : Basementees rejected a request from United Britain and Nicholas Empire for an embassy with Pax Britannia.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, heirs who take too long in the bathroom are declared missing and presumed dead.

More...

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Arrstotzka, and Maplestan.

View Forum posts

Report