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Most Devout: 2,686th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,519th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 5,034th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Unity, Discipline, Work
Ghost
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Brother Bishop

Population2.229 billion

CapitalRowandale
LeaderGhost
FaithAbbaddonity

CurrencyDragoon
Animalbison

The Republic of Brother Bishop is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Ghost with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.229 billion Brother Bishopians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rowandale. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 64.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Brother Bishopian economy, worth 326 trillion Dragoons 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 a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. 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 impressive 146,274 Dragoons, with the richest citizens earning 6.1 times as much as the poorest.

Young people suspect their parents might be a little bit stupid, 13-year-old internet trolls are treated as a threat on par with terrorists, weird or unusual crimes merit cruel and unusual punishments, and an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Brother Bishop's national animal is the bison, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Abbaddonity.

Brother Bishop is ranked 136,646th in the world and 80th in St Abbaddon for Most Pro-Market, scoring -58.33 on the Rand Index.

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Most Devout: 2,686thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,519thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,034thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,003rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,409thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,422ndMost Corrupt Governments: 9,647thLargest Black Market: 10,425thMost Efficient Economies: 10,527thHealthiest Citizens: 11,418thMost Influential: 12,070thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,158thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,424thHighest Average Incomes: 13,355thLargest Mining Sector: 13,667thLowest Crime Rates: 14,179thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,299thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,466th
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Most Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Brother Bishop, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time.
  • : Following new legislation in Brother Bishop, weird or unusual crimes merit cruel and unusual punishments.
  • : Brother Bishop lodged a message on the St Abbaddon Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Brother Bishop, 13-year-old internet trolls are treated as a threat on par with terrorists.
  • : Brother Bishop was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Brother Bishop, young people suspect their parents might be a little bit stupid.
  • : Following new legislation in Brother Bishop, frustrated women are overjoyed at the provision of communal washing machines.
  • : Following new legislation in Brother Bishop, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Brother Bishop, the government spends millions of Dragoons every year prosecuting spammers.
  • : Following new legislation in Brother Bishop, forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 4 » Oranjea, Stratocratic-Anarchy Oceanic Empire, Golladonia, and Quackdonia.

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