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Largest Black Market: 667th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,111th Largest Insurance Industry: 1,269th
The Democratic Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Post hoc ergo propter hoc
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Basketweaving Monkeys

Population13.975 billion

CapitalNon Sequitur City
LeaderLee Gustafen
FaithMonkeyism

CurrencyCryptoid
AnimalGray Langur

The Democratic Republic of Basketweaving Monkeys is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lee Gustafen with an iron fist, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, sprawling nuclear power plants, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 13.975 billion Basketweaving Monkeysians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Non Sequitur City. The average income tax rate is 34.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Basketweaving Monkeysian economy, worth a remarkable 2,973 trillion Cryptoids 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 Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Gambling. 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 212,807 Cryptoids, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons, government bureaucrats shut down teenage yard-raking businesses for being counter-revolutionary, veterans in wheelchairs are left waist-deep in rice paddies to gather grain, and foreign governments are looking into weaponizing the infamous Basketweaving Monkeysian bee. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Basketweaving Monkeys's national animal is the Gray Langur, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Monkeyism.

Basketweaving Monkeys is ranked 1,269th in the world and 65th in Balder for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 9,956.86 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Black Market: 667thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,111thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,269thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,704thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,889thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,034thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,423rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,851stHighest Poor Incomes: 3,161stHighest Economic Output: 3,302ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,400thLargest Mining Sector: 3,430thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,487thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,924thHighest Average Incomes: 4,710thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,459thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,481stMost Authoritarian: 6,565thMost Avoided: 6,832ndMost Conservative: 7,358thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 10,469thLargest Populations: 11,063rdLargest Publishing Industry: 12,337thLowest Crime Rates: 15,271stMost Stationary: 15,808th
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Largest Black Market: 22nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 63rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 65th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 71st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 71st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 80th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 109th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 110th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 115th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 118th in the regionMost Stationary: 152nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 161st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 163rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 173rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 185th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 187th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 196th in the regionMost Conservative: 210th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 296th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 298th in the regionLargest Populations: 299th in the regionMost Extreme: 314th in the regionMost Avoided: 349th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 502nd in the regionMost Influential: 545th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, foreign governments are looking into weaponizing the infamous Basketweaving Monkeysian bee.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, veterans in wheelchairs are left waist-deep in rice paddies to gather grain.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, government bureaucrats shut down teenage yard-raking businesses for being counter-revolutionary.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts.
  • : Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, Lee Gustafen's new office has a propensity to catch on fire.
  • : Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.

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