by Max Barry

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,568th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,577th Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,674th
The Corporate Superpower of
Father Knows Best State
Business before business.
the CEO
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend

Club Stoic

Population9.205 billion

CapitalClub Stoic Global HQ
Leaderthe CEO

CurrencyAlmighty Dollar
AnimalUnemployed Person

The Corporate Superpower of Club Stoic is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by the CEO with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, unlimited-speed roads, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.205 billion employees 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.

The minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Club Stoic Global HQ. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.1%.

The frighteningly efficient employee economy, worth a remarkable 1,940 trillion Almighty Dollars 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 Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. 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 amazing 210,824 Almighty Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 837,870 per year while the poor average 35,778, a ratio of 23.4 to 1.

The diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium, adult magazines are having a sales resurgence as internet anonymity disappears, and exceptionally talented workers are praised more than Revolutionary heroes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Club Stoic's national animal is the Unemployed Person, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Capitalism.

Club Stoic is ranked 157,026th in the world and 210th in Wintreath for Most Cultured, scoring 63 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,568thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,577thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,674thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,674thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,711thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 2,090thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,165thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,219thMost Avoided: 2,292ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,296thLargest Mining Sector: 2,499thFattest Citizens: 2,680thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,935thMost Efficient Economies: 3,233rdLargest Gambling Industry: 3,383rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,077thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,084thHighest Average Incomes: 4,412thLargest Retail Industry: 4,607thMost Secular: 4,997thHighest Economic Output: 5,079thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,141stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,008thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,631stLargest Black Market: 8,365thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,603rdTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 11,014thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,015thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,005th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Club Stoic was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes and the Top 5% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Club Stoic was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Club Stoic was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Club Stoic was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Club Stoic was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Club Stoic was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Club Stoic was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector and Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector and the Top 5% for Most Secular.
  • : Club Stoic's influence in Wintreath rose from "Unproven" to "Page".
  • : Club Stoic relocated from Balder to Wintreath.
  • : Club Stoic was refounded in Balder.


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