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Highest Drug Use: 3rd Rudest Citizens: 25th Most Rebellious Youth: 61st
The Glorious Empire of
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Burning Pants

Population11.804 billion

LeaderThe King of Braves
FaithThe Oath Sworn Through Courage

AnimalFighting Mechanoid

The Glorious Empire of Burning Pants is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The King of Braves with a fair hand, and remarkable for its flagrant waste-dumping, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 11.804 billion Burner of Pants live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of adventure. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Pants-Burner economy, worth a remarkable 3,542 trillion G-Stones a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 300,117 G-Stones, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,881,992 per year while the poor average 1,824, a ratio of 1,579 to 1.

Sales of trenchcoats are on the rise, Adventure's iconic yellow taxis are nowhere to be seen, the news is showing footage of The King of Braves bullying an old man to the point of tears, and The King of Braves will only ring up foreign leaders if they agree to reverse the charges. 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. Burning Pants's national animal is the Fighting Mechanoid, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Oath Sworn Through Courage.

Burning Pants is ranked 7,145th in the world and 381st in Lazarus for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 13,274.47 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Highest Drug Use: 3rdRudest Citizens: 25thMost Rebellious Youth: 61stMost Armed: 79thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 88thHighest Crime Rates: 91stMost Efficient Economies: 175thMost Avoided: 227thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 236thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 281stFattest Citizens: 313thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 533rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 536thLargest Retail Industry: 575thHighest Disposable Incomes: 614thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 643rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 676thLargest Information Technology Sector: 789thMost Scientifically Advanced: 874thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,063rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,141stMost Extreme: 1,269thMost Secular: 1,283rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,302ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,315thLargest Mining Sector: 1,416thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,559thHighest Average Incomes: 1,624thTop
Most Politically Free: 1,736thMost Pro-Market: 1,761stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,762ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,068thMost Influential: 2,077thHighest Economic Output: 2,671stSmartest Citizens: 2,852ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,660thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,767thNudest: 4,879thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,145thTop
Largest Black Market: 9,984thMost Inclusive: 12,499th
Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12th in the regionMost Politically Free: 14th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 15th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 21st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 26th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 29th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Influential: 36th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 36th in the regionMost Secular: 50th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 54th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 64th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 69th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 71st in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 76th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 123rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 124th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 126th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 230th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 232nd in the regionNudest: 276th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 381st in the regionMost Stationary: 490th in the regionLargest Populations: 509th in the regionLargest Black Market: 596th in the regionMost Inclusive: 674th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Burning Pants, The King of Braves will only ring up foreign leaders if they agree to reverse the charges.
  • : Following new legislation in Burning Pants, the news is showing footage of The King of Braves bullying an old man to the point of tears.
  • : Following new legislation in Burning Pants, Adventure's iconic yellow taxis are nowhere to be seen.
  • : Following new legislation in Burning Pants, sales of trenchcoats are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Burning Pants, most people learn to drive on crash courses.
  • : Following new legislation in Burning Pants, a murderous reputation can revitalise a flagging celebrity career.
  • : Following new legislation in Burning Pants, the weather in Adventure is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings'.
  • : Following new legislation in Burning Pants, chickens roam the streets freely.
  • : Burning Pants endorsed The Federation of Erlyia.
  • : Burning Pants was endorsed by The Federation of Erlyia.


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