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Most Influential: 2,157thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,366thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,314th
The Quacking Monarchy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Succ my Ducc
Influence
Duckspeaker
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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Duckstan

Population7.403 billion

CapitalDuckton
LeaderKing Francis
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyDuckstani Franc
AnimalDuck

The Quacking Monarchy of Duckstan is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by King Francis with an iron fist, and renowned for its avowedly heterosexual populace, pith helmet sales, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 7.403 billion Duckstanis are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Duckton. The average income tax rate is 48.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Duckstani economy, worth 766 trillion Duckstani Francs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 103,489 Duckstani Francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prison reforms have replaced communal luaus with communal loos, female smokers cut their hair and don suits to get into male-only clubs, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories', and 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Duckstan's national animal is the Duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Duckstan is ranked 26,557th in the world and 87th in The Union of Democratic States for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,253.46 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 2,157thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,366thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,314thLargest Black Market: 8,312thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 13,373rdLargest Retail Industry: 14,570thMost Stationary: 15,294thMost Cultured: 18,553rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18,784thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,710thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,989thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,992ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,675th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 24th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 24th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Duckstan was endorsed by The Federation of Zemona.
  • : Duckstan was endorsed by The Server-Fighting Sysadmin of The Glorious Hypetrain.
  • : Following new legislation in Duckstan, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days'.
  • : Following new legislation in Duckstan, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories'.
  • : Following new legislation in Duckstan, female smokers cut their hair and don suits to get into male-only clubs.
  • : Following new legislation in Duckstan, prison reforms have replaced communal luaus with communal loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Duckstan, the new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit.
  • : Duckstan was endorsed by The Glorious Holy Empire of Phoenix Coalition.
  • : Duckstan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Treatment of Prisoners".
  • : Following new legislation in Duckstan, birth announcements often also serve as death announcements.

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