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Most Primitive: 1st Most Devout: 1st Most Compassionate Citizens: 2nd
The Holiest of the Holy Lands of
Authoritarian Democracy
Please, may I offer you a cup of Kool-Aid?
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The Holiest of the Holy Lands of Deep South Borland is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by His Supreme Holy Eminence with an even hand, and renowned for its lack of airports, national health service, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 28.073 billion Deep South Borlandeese are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded morass — prioritizes Environment, with Spirituality, Law & Order, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Defense and Industry are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sacrosanct City. The average income tax rate is 82.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Deep South Borlandite economy, worth 138 trillion Sacraments a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Basket Weaving industry. Average income is 4,930 Sacraments, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Research into 'designer babies' is banned, citizens who don't recite the Pledge of Deep South Borland at least three times a day are placed on a terrorist watch-list, urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts, and anti-environmentalist protesters are gunned down without mercy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Deep South Borland's national animal is the Lamb, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Truest Fairy Tale Ever Told.

Deep South Borland is ranked 163,694th in the world and 93rd in Wysteria for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -83.57 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Primitive: 1stMost Devout: 1stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2ndMost Pacifist: 2ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4thNicest Citizens: 4thMost Beautiful Environments: 6thLowest Crime Rates: 7thBest Weather: 12thMost Ignorant Citizens: 20thLongest Average Lifespans: 50thMost Cultured: 83rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 153rdMost Corrupt Governments: 231stMost Stationary: 447thLargest Populations: 1,013thMost Conservative: 1,400thTop
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Most Income Equality: 3,216thMost Authoritarian: 4,429thMost Influential: 4,706thTop
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Most Extreme: 9,853rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,236th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 5th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, anti-environmentalist protesters are gunned down without mercy.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, citizens who don't recite the Pledge of Deep South Borland at least three times a day are placed on a terrorist watch-list.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, research into 'designer babies' is banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, libraries are replacing history books and classic novels with technical manuals and trades directories to match the nation's changing demands.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, many politicians are serving jail time for minor drug offenses.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, Harry Potter books are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, there has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, recognised healthcare professionals treat diabetes with a grain of sugar in a barrel of water.

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