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Most Primitive: 137th Most Ignorant Citizens: 421st Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,745th
The People's Republic of
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Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Cascaria

Population9.89 billion

LeaderLeader

CurrencyCascar
AnimalFerret

The People's Republic of Cascaria is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, anti-smoking policies, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.89 billion Cascarians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Spirituality, and Environment also on the agenda, while Education and Welfare receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 48.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Cascarian economy, worth 396 trillion Cascars 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing. 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 40,139 Cascars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens who don't attend the nation's massive military parades tend to disappear overnight, constipated-looking politicians are uptight about potty mouths, the government terminates employment with extreme prejudice, and the nation's government buildings are remarkable for being ugly concrete boxes. Crime is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Cascaria's national animal is the Ferret, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cascaria is ranked 135,947th in the world and 2nd in AnCa for Most Pro-Market, scoring -56.11 on the Rand Index.

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Most Primitive: 137thMost Ignorant Citizens: 421stTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,745thLargest Black Market: 3,720thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,111thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,999thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,138thBest Weather: 9,459thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,574thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,317thMost Armed: 16,083rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cascaria's influence in AnCa rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Cascaria's influence in AnCa rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Cascaria's influence in AnCa rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Cascaria's influence in AnCa rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
  • : Cascaria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces and the Top 10% for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Cascaria, the nation's government buildings are remarkable for being ugly concrete boxes.
  • : Following new legislation in Cascaria, the government terminates employment with extreme prejudice.
  • : Following new legislation in Cascaria, constipated-looking politicians are uptight about potty mouths.
  • : Following new legislation in Cascaria, citizens who don't attend the nation's massive military parades tend to disappear overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Cascaria, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed.

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