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Most Primitive: 1st Most Devout: 1st Most Pacifist: 2nd
The Holiest of the Holy Lands of
Authoritarian Democracy
Please, may I offer you a cup of Kool-Aid?
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Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Below Average

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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 notable for its deadly medical pandemics, complete lack of prisons, and aversion to nipples. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 28.811 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 — juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sacrosanct City. The average income tax rate is 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Deep South Borlandite economy, worth 191 trillion Sacraments a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration. Average income is 6,631 Sacraments, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ritual mummification is making a comeback, party affiliation is just as irrelevant as campaign promises, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly, and a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate. 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 104,160th in the world and 35th in Wysteria for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 863.01 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Primitive: 1stMost Devout: 1stMost Pacifist: 2ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rdMost Beautiful Environments: 4thLowest Crime Rates: 4thNicest Citizens: 5thBest Weather: 9thMost Ignorant Citizens: 16thLongest Average Lifespans: 41stMost Cultured: 92ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 171stMost Corrupt Governments: 263rdMost Stationary: 434thLargest Populations: 996thTop
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Most Influential: 4,468thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,518thMost Authoritarian: 7,718thTop
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Most Income Equality: 10,839thMost Conservative: 10,842ndLargest Governments: 11,451stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,219th
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Most Pacifist: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, party affiliation is just as irrelevant as campaign promises.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, ritual mummification is making a comeback.
  • : Deep South Borland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, the space program has been reduced to His Supreme Holy Eminence's nephew playing with a cardboard space shuttle.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, Rupert Bear is considered to be the most risqué TV programme in Deep South Borland.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, people have to sneak out of the country in order to have sex.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, crop circles are intently studied by investigators with questionable merits.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.

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