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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 391stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,056thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,300th
The Constitutional Monarchy of
Father Knows Best State
Now it's time for changing and cleansing everything
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Chithal

Population16.992 billion

CapitalErothi
LeaderChancellor Trahaearn Ceurd
FaithVioletism

CurrencyShur
Animalcrocodile

The Constitutional Monarchy of Chithal is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Chancellor Trahaearn Ceurd with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, avowedly heterosexual populace, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 16.992 billion Chithalians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Erothi. The average income tax rate is 90.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Chithalian economy, worth a remarkable 1,787 trillion Shurs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Uranium Mining and Automobile 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. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 105,212 Shurs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Chancellor Trahaearn Ceurd's Dreadnought-class tankbuster limousine is said to have more ammunition than the entire Brancalandian Army, academics are questioning the quality of the nation's newly-reprinted science textbooks, only "purebloods" are allowed in the nicer parts of town, and children wondering what happens to pets after they die are shown where the compost heap is. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Chithal's national animal is the crocodile, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Violetism.

Chithal is ranked 204,763rd in the world and 9,111th in Balder for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 229.04 tourists per hour.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 391stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,056thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,300thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,331stTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,021stLargest Black Market: 3,021stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,859thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,035thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,487thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,552ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,130thHighest Economic Output: 10,177thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,309thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,103rdTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 13,839thLargest Populations: 14,180thLargest Governments: 14,559thMost Secular: 15,921stLongest Average Lifespans: 18,063rdMost Efficient Economies: 19,254thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,295thMost Developed: 20,423rdHighest Poor Incomes: 20,794thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,333rd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 37th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 55th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 108th in the regionLargest Black Market: 116th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 120th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 209th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 227th in the regionLargest Populations: 333rd in the regionMost Stationary: 365th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 424th in the regionMost Influential: 439th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 440th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 454th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 545th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 577th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 596th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 618th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 660th in the regionLargest Governments: 777th in the regionMost Secular: 886th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 909th in the regionFattest Citizens: 938th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1,012th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Chithal, children wondering what happens to pets after they die are shown where the compost heap is.
  • : Chithal was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Chithal, only "purebloods" are allowed in the nicer parts of town.
  • : Following new legislation in Chithal, academics are questioning the quality of the nation's newly-reprinted science textbooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Chithal, Chancellor Trahaearn Ceurd's Dreadnought-class tankbuster limousine is said to have more ammunition than the entire Brancalandian Army.
  • : Following new legislation in Chithal, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Chithal, half-submerged and flooded seaside hotels are technically still next to the beach.
  • : Chithal was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Chithal, the state considers itself the 'third parent' of every child in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Chithal, everyone apparently sends Chancellor Trahaearn Ceurd hair-filled lockets, offers to die heroically, and poetic desires to co-parent a child.

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