by Max Barry

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Most Avoided: 1st Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st Largest Manufacturing Sector: 4th
The Exalted Supremacy of
Corporate Police State
Crush Their Spirits and You Will Control Their Minds
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Exalted Supremacy of East Borland is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by His Supreme Eminence with an iron fist, and remarkable for its triple-decker prams, otherworldly petting zoo, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 27.946 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 21,585 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 Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 772,391 Slaves, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,532,719 per year while the poor average 61,483, a ratio of 73.7 to 1.

Jaywalking is punishable by public flogging, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure, homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel, and His Supreme Eminence now dresses in spandex to work (East Borland has found 7 easter eggs). 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 29th in the world and 2nd in The Alliance of Dictators for Highest Average Incomes, with 772,391.7 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Avoided: 1stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4thMost Corrupt Governments: 5thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5thLargest Insurance Industry: 9thLargest Mining Sector: 11thFattest Citizens: 18thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 23rdLargest Retail Industry: 25thMost Secular: 25thHighest Economic Output: 27thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 28thHighest Average Incomes: 29thRudest Citizens: 54thLargest Agricultural Sector: 82ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 85thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 118thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 170thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 183rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 185thLargest Gambling Industry: 241stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 266thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 332ndLowest Crime Rates: 434thLargest Governments: 527thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 571stMost Armed: 613thLargest Populations: 965thMost Conservative: 1,199thMost Efficient Economies: 1,682ndTop
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Most Stationary: 1,732ndLargest Black Market: 2,346thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,609thMost Extreme: 5,055thMost Influential: 6,400thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,618thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 8,828thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,746thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,946th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Conservative: 13th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, His Supreme Eminence now dresses in spandex to work (East Borland has found 7 easter eggs).
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, the institution of marriage is held sacred and strictly enforced.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, the nation is famous for having one of the world's largest Gila Monster hunting institutions.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, the military has had to quell a recent insurrection by uninsured revolutionaries.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.

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