by Max Barry

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Largest Gambling Industry: 51st Largest Soda Pop Sector: 96th Largest Retail Industry: 124th
The Republic of
Corporate Bordello
A free nation is a nation on the rise constant
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Deck


Population7.135 billion

FaithAll religion


The Republic of Chavante is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Galvan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, suspicion of poets, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 7.135 billion Chavanteans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt individuals prioritizes Industry, although Education, Administration, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Welfare and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chacarrama. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Chavantean economy, worth a remarkable 1,834 trillion Medals a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 257,129 Medals, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,114,598 per year while the poor average 37,666, a ratio of 29.6 to 1.

Voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau', education for the poor is learning to ask "do you want fries with that?", and kids are taught in schools to argue with their parents. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Chavante's national animal is the Owl, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is All religion.

Chavante is ranked 185,669th in the world and 73rd in Selene for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring -15.49 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Largest Gambling Industry: 51stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 96thLargest Retail Industry: 124thHighest Crime Rates: 170thMost Armed: 213thRudest Citizens: 281stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 371stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 382ndMost Avoided: 536thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 555thFattest Citizens: 570thLargest Insurance Industry: 639thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 661stMost Ignorant Citizens: 908thHighest Disposable Incomes: 976thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,088thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,207thLargest Mining Sector: 1,330thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,384thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,135thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,333rdHighest Average Incomes: 2,363rdMost Primitive: 2,410thMost Efficient Economies: 2,741stHighest Economic Output: 5,718thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,906thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,418thTop
Most Devout: 10,011thLargest Black Market: 11,387thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,749th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Chavante, kids are taught in schools to argue with their parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Chavante, education for the poor is learning to ask "do you want fries with that?".
  • : Following new legislation in Chavante, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau'.
  • : Following new legislation in Chavante, voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary.
  • : Following new legislation in Chavante, East Lebatuck tests its moon rovers in the barren wasteland of rural Chavante.
  • : Following new legislation in Chavante, the same 7135 social media bloggers always loudly and immediately agree with Galvan's every word on Twitcher.
  • : Following new legislation in Chavante, citizens who leave the country are officially classed as traitors.
  • : Following new legislation in Chavante, disaster victims are viewed with disdain.
  • : Following new legislation in Chavante, condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals.
  • : Following new legislation in Chavante, economists claim no news is good news.


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