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Most Valuable International Artwork: 60thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 271stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 359th
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Captain Lard

Population5.094 billion

CapitalOutKast Hey Ya
FaithOutKast Hey Ya

CurrencyOutKast Hey Ya
AnimalOutKast Hey Ya

The Maxwell of Captain Lard is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by maxwell with an iron fist, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, compulsory military service, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.094 billion Captain Lardians 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 tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Law & Order, and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of OutKast Hey Ya. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Captain Lardian economy, worth a remarkable 1,372 trillion OutKast Hey Yas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 269,398 OutKast Hey Yas, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,481,609 per year while the poor average 2,959, a ratio of 838 to 1.

Electricity company executives pray nightly to Zeus and Thor, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, heroes long thought dead are promptly killed upon their return, and many of the poor live from cradle to grave without ever seeing sunlight. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Captain Lard's national animal is the OutKast Hey Ya, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is OutKast Hey Ya.

Captain Lard is ranked 208,114th in the world and 50th in Lardyland for Least Corrupt Governments, with 5.59 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 60thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 271stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 359thFattest Citizens: 495thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 507thMost Avoided: 556thLargest Retail Industry: 833rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 916thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,011thMost Secular: 1,036thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,069thMost Armed: 1,099thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,184thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,331stRudest Citizens: 1,456thLargest Mining Sector: 1,588thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,041stTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,197thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,527thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,582ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,738thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,811thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,435thHighest Crime Rates: 3,621stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,926thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,065thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,190thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,271stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,579thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,668thNudest: 5,857thLargest Black Market: 7,105thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,498thTop
Largest Governments: 11,498thHighest Economic Output: 11,755thSmartest Citizens: 15,824th
Most Secular: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the region

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