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Largest Gambling Industry: 11th Fattest Citizens: 12th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 15th
The Dictatorship of
Corporate Police State
Peace through Power
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Brotherhood of nod

Population15.574 billion

Capitalsarajevo
Leaderkane
Faithorder of kane

Currencytiberium crystal
Animalveinhols

The Dictatorship of Brotherhood of nod is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by kane with an iron fist, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, enslaved workforce, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.574 billion Brotherhood of nodians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of sarajevo. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Brotherhood of nodian economy, worth a remarkable 9,406 trillion tiberium crystals a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 603,981 tiberium crystals, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,705,783 per year while the poor average 83,468, a ratio of 32.4 to 1.

Politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets, legitimate job descriptions now include "smiling and waving", former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone, and colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Brotherhood of nod's national animal is the veinhols, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is order of kane.

Brotherhood of nod is ranked 170,974th in the world and 7,838th in the Rejected Realms for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 0.89 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 11thFattest Citizens: 12thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15thMost Corrupt Governments: 21stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21stMost Avoided: 28thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 37thMost Ignorant Citizens: 38thLargest Retail Industry: 38thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 40thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 43rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 49thLargest Insurance Industry: 63rdLargest Mining Sector: 93rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 102ndHighest Average Incomes: 103rdMost Armed: 137thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 139thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 160thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 207thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 212thRudest Citizens: 216thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 230thMost Primitive: 266thHighest Economic Output: 366thLargest Agricultural Sector: 377thMost Devout: 480thHighest Crime Rates: 1,069thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,883rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,336thLargest Black Market: 5,755thTop
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Largest Populations: 8,746thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,360thLargest Governments: 12,259thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,855thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,983rd
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 17th in the regionMost Primitive: 18th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 37th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 45th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 59th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 144th in the regionLargest Black Market: 159th in the regionLargest Governments: 308th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 346th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 430th in the regionMost Stationary: 444th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 543rd in the regionMost Influential: 607th in the regionMost Conservative: 618th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 626th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 776th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Brotherhood of nod was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Brotherhood of nod, colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation.
  • : Following new legislation in Brotherhood of nod, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone.
  • : Following new legislation in Brotherhood of nod, legitimate job descriptions now include "smiling and waving".
  • : Following new legislation in Brotherhood of nod, politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets.
  • : Following new legislation in Brotherhood of nod, citizens are frequently held up at gunpoint by their local pizza delivery boys.
  • : Following new legislation in Brotherhood of nod, the best fashion comes straight to the high street from sweatshops all across the globe.
  • : Following new legislation in Brotherhood of nod, rabbits are known to spontaneously explode without warning.
  • : Following new legislation in Brotherhood of nod, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.
  • : Following new legislation in Brotherhood of nod, the nation is famous for having one of the world's largest veinhols hunting institutions.

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