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Most Avoided: 1stMost Corrupt Governments: 1stMost Secular: 7th
The Exalted Supremacy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Crush Their Spirits and You Will Control Their Minds
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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East Borland

Population37.243 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 renowned for its smutty television, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 37.243 billion East Borlandists 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order and Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy aren't 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 33,301 trillion Slaves a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is a breathtaking 894,175 Slaves, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,154,355 per year while the poor average 46,265, a ratio of 133 to 1.

The police are tightening their grip on alcohol smugglers, bicyclists are banned from major roads, overhead luggage compartments on planes sometimes conceal dimunitive intelligence officers, and the "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance. 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 1,171st in the world and 3rd in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Stationary, with 3,753.66426432 Days.

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Most Avoided: 1stMost Corrupt Governments: 1stMost Secular: 7thLargest Mining Sector: 7thLargest Insurance Industry: 8thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9thFattest Citizens: 10thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15thHighest Economic Output: 19thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21stHighest Average Incomes: 22ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 23rdLargest Retail Industry: 25thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 29thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 30thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 35thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 45thMost Ignorant Citizens: 49thMost Efficient Economies: 82ndRudest Citizens: 125thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 176thLargest Governments: 188thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 190thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 261stLowest Crime Rates: 306thMost Primitive: 361stMost Armed: 449thLargest Populations: 800thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 932ndMost Stationary: 1,171stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,521stLargest Black Market: 1,610thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,198thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,941stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,055thMost Conservative: 7,035thMost Influential: 7,642ndMost Subsidized Industry: 8,528thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 19,084th
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Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, the "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, overhead luggage compartments on planes sometimes conceal dimunitive intelligence officers.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, bicyclists are banned from major roads.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, the police are tightening their grip on alcohol smugglers.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, politicians are often seen with soldiers pointing guns at their heads.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, a baby's first breath is also a baby's first felony.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, His Supreme Eminence has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, penniless buskers are singing for their supper.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, not showing enough enthusiasm for mutual assured destruction is a court-martial offence.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, requests to "pass the salt" are supported by tank divisions.

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