by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics


Rudest Citizens: 237thLargest Retail Industry: 251stMost Secular: 287th
The Republic of
Corporate Bordello
To dare it is to do
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population12.454 billion


The Republic of Coolibeer is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 12.454 billion Coolibeerians 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.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Coolibeerian economy, worth a remarkable 4,739 trillion dolars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 380,538 dolars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,351,754 per year while the poor average 77,201, a ratio of 17.5 to 1.

Wars of expansion are described as "peacekeeping operations", graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', public parks are littered with cigarette butts, and cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high. Crime is totally unknown. Coolibeer's national animal is the hiena, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Coolibeer is ranked 257,315th in the world and 6,964th in Lazarus for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -27.39 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Rudest Citizens: 237thLargest Retail Industry: 251stMost Secular: 287thHighest Disposable Incomes: 407thMost Efficient Economies: 422ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,048thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,072ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,136thMost Cultured: 1,172ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,222ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,250thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,273rdSmartest Citizens: 1,324thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,371stHighest Food Quality: 1,429thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,590thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,661stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,794thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,913thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,974thMost Developed: 1,995thBest Weather: 2,117thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,120thLargest Governments: 2,383rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,491stTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,807thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,855thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,967thHealthiest Citizens: 3,076thMost Inclusive: 3,148thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,974thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,365thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,640thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,491stMost Corrupt Governments: 7,975thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,988thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,327thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,898thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,511thTop
Largest Black Market: 15,490thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,017thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,493rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 21,871stMost Influential: 24,982ndLargest Populations: 25,782nd
Rudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 36th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 42nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 44th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 47th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 48th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 48th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 48th in the regionMost Cultured: 51st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 59th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 62nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 66th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 67th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 81st in the regionMost Developed: 82nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 87th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 88th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 91st in the regionLargest Governments: 92nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 94th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 110th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 122nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 124th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 135th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 145th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 191st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 215th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 286th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 297th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 387th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 391st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 400th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 427th in the regionMost Stationary: 429th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 476th in the regionMost Influential: 536th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 539th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 626th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 627th in the regionLargest Black Market: 633rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, public parks are littered with cigarette butts.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, wars of expansion are described as "peacekeeping operations".
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, government employees have reverted to carrier pigeon due to never-ending virus scans.