by Max Barry

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Nudest: 1stRudest Citizens: 24thHighest Crime Rates: 42nd
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Population19.73 billion

CapitalDarkest Surburbia
Leaderthe biggest squirrels you ever saw
Faith--uhm--maybe apathy--or whatever

Animalgiant dancing howler monkey

The Smash Hit Movie Version of Brocklandia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the biggest squirrels you ever saw with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 19.73 billion Brocklandians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Darkest Surburbia. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Brocklandian economy, worth a remarkable 5,920 trillion goobers a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 300,084 goobers, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,603,487 per year while the poor average 29,461, a ratio of 54.4 to 1.

Urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, and political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Brocklandia's national animal is the giant dancing howler monkey, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is --uhm--maybe apathy--or whatever.

Brocklandia is ranked 227,849th in the world and 65th in The Bar on the corner of every region for Most Primitive, scoring -614.43 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Nudest: 1stRudest Citizens: 24thHighest Crime Rates: 42ndMost Armed: 50thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 71stMost Rebellious Youth: 99thFattest Citizens: 110thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 189thMost Avoided: 211thLargest Retail Industry: 212thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 268thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 332ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 463rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 648thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 859thLargest Publishing Industry: 877thMost Inclusive: 1,141stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,374thHighest Economic Output: 1,587thMost Cultured: 1,640thMost Politically Free: 1,659thHighest Drug Use: 1,663rdHighest Average Incomes: 2,126thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,206thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 3,042ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,670thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,713thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,174thSmartest Citizens: 4,718thHighest Food Quality: 5,273rdMost Influential: 5,368thMost Efficient Economies: 5,386thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,539thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,823rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,313thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,342ndLargest Mining Sector: 7,047thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,781stLargest Populations: 8,131stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,206thMost Secular: 10,888thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,427thTop
Largest Black Market: 13,693rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,976thMost Extreme: 15,143rdMost Pro-Market: 15,708thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,028thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,946thMost Stationary: 21,246th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the region

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