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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,728th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 5,288th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,877th
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
His name is Legion. He is the king of nowhere.
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Citell

Population1.153 billion

CapitalCastle Rock
LeaderRandall Flagg

CurrencyGuin
Animalpenguin

The Republic of Citell is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Randall Flagg with an iron fist, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, complete lack of prisons, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.153 billion Citellians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Castle Rock. The average income tax rate is 71.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Citellian economy, worth 152 trillion Guins 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 a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Tourism. 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 an impressive 132,216 Guins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, NPCs in MMORPGs regularly interrupt cutscenes with OOC reminders that they aren't real people, the consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award, and the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Citell's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Citell is ranked 103,849th in the world and 2nd in Bumba Damballa for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 66.28 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,728thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,288thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,877thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,955thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,029thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 8,035thLowest Crime Rates: 8,695thLargest Mining Sector: 9,014thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,694thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,621stMost Authoritarian: 11,501st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Citell, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.
  • : Following new legislation in Citell, the consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award.
  • : Following new legislation in Citell, NPCs in MMORPGs regularly interrupt cutscenes with OOC reminders that they aren't real people.
  • : Following new legislation in Citell, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Citell, political candidates must be personally vetted by Randall Flagg.
  • : Citell voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy".
  • : Citell was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Citell, billions of Guins are being poured into a space program.
  • : Following new legislation in Citell, economic planning is exalted as a human art form.
  • : Following new legislation in Citell, moonshine has made a resurgence.

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