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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st Most Avoided: 1st Most Corrupt Governments: 2nd
The Exalted Supremacy of
Corporate Police State
Crush Their Spirits and You Will Control Their Minds
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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East Borland

Population30.328 billion

CapitalThe Lair
LeaderHis Supreme Eminence
FaithOppression

CurrencySlave
AnimalGila Monster

The Exalted Supremacy of East Borland is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by His Supreme Eminence with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, fear of technology, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 30.328 billion East Borlandists are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Environment and Social Policy not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Lair. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient East Borlandian economy, worth an astonishing 24,234 trillion Slaves a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is a breathtaking 799,076 Slaves, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,381,823 per year while the poor average 74,209, a ratio of 59.0 to 1.

Card collectors duel to the death, children are expected to carve their own toys, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping, and vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. East Borland's national animal is the Gila Monster, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Oppression.

East Borland is ranked 23,804th in the world and 61st in The Alliance of Dictators for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1stMost Avoided: 1stMost Corrupt Governments: 2ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4thMost Secular: 7thLargest Insurance Industry: 9thLargest Mining Sector: 12thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13thFattest Citizens: 15thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 22ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 25thLargest Retail Industry: 25thHighest Average Incomes: 26thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 26thHighest Economic Output: 27thMost Primitive: 51stMost Ignorant Citizens: 54thRudest Citizens: 71stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 74thLargest Agricultural Sector: 88thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 127thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 147thLargest Gambling Industry: 156thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 157thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 306thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 309thMost Armed: 325thLowest Crime Rates: 494thLargest Governments: 552ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 584thLargest Populations: 908thMost Stationary: 1,509thMost Efficient Economies: 1,709thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,728thMost Conservative: 3,666thMost Influential: 6,473rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,919thMost Extreme: 8,492ndTop
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Most Pro-Market: 10,614thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,440th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionMost Conservative: 15th in the regionMost Extreme: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, children are expected to carve their own toys.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, card collectors duel to the death.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, distrust of taps has many people bathing only with bottled mineral water.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, pollution is on the rise along with government approvals of fracking projects.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, Animal Liberationists are regularly arrested.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, hit TV show 'The eXecution Factor' is a critical success.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, many of the poor live from cradle to grave without ever seeing sunlight.

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