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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,349thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,611thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,576th
The Fruit Basket of
Iron Fist Consumerists
We literary Compare Apples and Oranges
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Citrus Bliss

Population1.687 billion

CapitalOrange-Lemon-Lime City

CurrencyCitrus Coins
AnimalBird

The Fruit Basket of Citrus Bliss is a massive, cultured nation, notable for its smutty television, ritual sacrifices, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.687 billion Citrus Blissians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Orange-Lemon-Lime City. The average income tax rate is 41.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Citrus Blissian economy, worth 167 trillion Citrus Coins a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 99,141 Citrus Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

People are more interested in gossip about the private lives of politicians than their policies, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government, teachers are skilled at leaving no evidence of child cruelty, and the wheel has been patented by at least a hundred people. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Citrus Bliss's national animal is the Bird.

Citrus Bliss is ranked 220,509th in the world and 28th in Regionless for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -6.16 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,349thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,611thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,576thTop
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Most Patriotic: 14,389thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,330thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,202ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,776thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,023rdMost Developed: 23,722ndLargest Black Market: 26,946th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Citrus Bliss was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Citrus Bliss, the wheel has been patented by at least a hundred people.
  • : Following new legislation in Citrus Bliss, teachers are skilled at leaving no evidence of child cruelty.
  • : Citrus Bliss was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Citrus Bliss, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Citrus Bliss, people are more interested in gossip about the private lives of politicians than their policies.
  • : Citrus Bliss was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Citrus Bliss, certain national parks offer tanning beds because the visitors never go outside.
  • : Citrus Bliss was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork and the Top 10% for Most Developed and Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Citrus Bliss, the government has certified several glow-in-the-dark athletes as drug free.

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