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Lowest Crime Rates: 278thHighest Average Tax Rates: 346thLargest Governments: 403rd
The Voodoo People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Dark Powers To The People
Papa Unclepear
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Bruuma

Population16.315 billion

CapitalBayougrad
LeaderPapa Unclepear
FaithUnclepearan Marxist Voodoo

CurrencyRubledoll
AnimalRainbow Serpent

The Voodoo People's Republic of Bruuma is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Papa Unclepear with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, sprawling nuclear power plants, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 16.315 billion Bruumans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bayougrad. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Bruuman economy, worth a remarkable 2,048 trillion Rubledolls 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. 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 125,572 Rubledolls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The banshee wail foretells skies of death, child labor has been outlawed, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk, and forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bruuma's national animal is the Rainbow Serpent, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Unclepearan Marxist Voodoo.

Bruuma is ranked 151,929th in the world and 5,690th in the South Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 37.74 Insults Per Minute.

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Lowest Crime Rates: 278thHighest Average Tax Rates: 346thLargest Governments: 403rdMost Corrupt Governments: 584thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 920thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,058thHealthiest Citizens: 1,416thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,497thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,720thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,791stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,966thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,694thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,070thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,415thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,030thBest Weather: 4,071stMost Secular: 4,389thMost Cultured: 4,646thHighest Economic Output: 7,352ndMost Advanced Public Education: 7,813thMost Authoritarian: 8,533rdLargest Black Market: 9,040thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,184thTop
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Largest Populations: 11,247thMost Influential: 11,799thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,244thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,667thMost Inclusive: 16,049thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,908thHighest Average Incomes: 20,441stMost Conservative: 21,326th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 28th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 37th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 52nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 70th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 82nd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 86th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 87th in the regionLargest Populations: 97th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 117th in the regionMost Cultured: 132nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 139th in the regionBest Weather: 141st in the regionMost Secular: 167th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 252nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 264th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 279th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 300th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 363rd in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 456th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 458th in the regionMost Inclusive: 583rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 598th in the regionMost Influential: 848th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bruuma, forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies.
  • : Bruuma's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
  • : Bruuma relocated from Lazarus to The South Pacific.
  • : Bruuma was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Bruuma ceased to exist in The South Pacific.
  • : Bruuma was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Bruuma was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Bruuma, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.
  • : Bruuma was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Bruuma was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.

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