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Largest Welfare Programs: 165th Most Advanced Public Transport: 174th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 175th
The Democratic States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
This peace is what all true warriors strive for
President Harkinian
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Dinner Blaster

Population9.789 billion

CapitalGamelon City
LeaderPresident Harkinian

CurrencyMeme buck
AnimalCriter

The Democratic States of Dinner Blaster is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President Harkinian with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, ban on automobiles, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.789 billion Dinner Blasterians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gamelon City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Dinner Blasterian economy, worth a remarkable 1,948 trillion Meme bucks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 199,058 Meme bucks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months, young girls aren't having a ball but they are enjoying themselves, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast, and Bigtopian interference in domestic elections is always democratically sanctioned. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dinner Blaster's national animal is the Criter, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Dinner Blaster is ranked 150,316th in the world and 5,280th in the Rejected Realms for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -1261.63 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 165thMost Advanced Public Transport: 174thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 175thMost Pacifist: 308thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 411thSafest: 418thNicest Citizens: 441stMost Compassionate Citizens: 475thMost Cheerful Citizens: 519thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 519thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 565thHealthiest Citizens: 582ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 585thBest Weather: 616thMost Developed: 672ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 676thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 716thMost Inclusive: 739thLongest Average Lifespans: 802ndLargest Governments: 825thLowest Crime Rates: 826thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,028thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,070thMost Cultured: 1,286thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,395thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1,802ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,372ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,928thSmartest Citizens: 3,212thMost Efficient Economies: 4,216thHighest Average Incomes: 5,705thHighest Economic Output: 6,196thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 8,529thMost Secular: 11,694thMost Income Equality: 12,403rd
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionMost Inclusive: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 19th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 26th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 28th in the regionMost Cultured: 32nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 48th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 62nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 77th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 82nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 94th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 141st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 147th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 180th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 265th in the regionMost Secular: 309th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dinner Blaster, Bigtopian interference in domestic elections is always democratically sanctioned.
  • : Following new legislation in Dinner Blaster, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast.
  • : Following new legislation in Dinner Blaster, young girls aren't having a ball but they are enjoying themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Dinner Blaster, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.
  • : Following new legislation in Dinner Blaster, nations that kill a Dinner Blasterian can expect a strongly worded letter.
  • : Following new legislation in Dinner Blaster, the government recently donated a surfboard to an impoverished family in a landlocked region.
  • : Dinner Blaster was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Dinner Blaster, funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Dinner Blaster, coconut-half banging former royals skip around the countryside seeking gullible peasants to rule.
  • : Dinner Blaster was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.

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