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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 90thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 297thMost Ignorant Citizens: 304th
The Disputed Territories of
Corporate Police State
Blood Brings Death
Doctor Death
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Eastern Kalamazoom

Population10.922 billion

CapitalThe Citadel of Blood
LeaderDoctor Death
FaithDeath Worship

CurrencyCrosskill
AnimalBearded Wartsaur

The Disputed Territories of Eastern Kalamazoom is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Doctor Death with an iron fist, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.922 billion Eastern Kalatches 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel of Blood. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Eastern Kalamazoomian economy, worth a remarkable 2,982 trillion Crosskills a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 273,067 Crosskills, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,543,143 per year while the poor average 2,641, a ratio of 962 to 1.

The nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle, adult unemployment is rising as available jobs are filled by young children, drivers regularly pull over for nonexistent police cars, and recent events have left citizens both shaken and stirred. 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. Eastern Kalamazoom's national animal is the Bearded Wartsaur, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Death Worship.

Eastern Kalamazoom is ranked 147,274th in the world and 4,126th in Osiris for Most Primitive, scoring -64.69 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 90thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 297thMost Ignorant Citizens: 304thLargest Retail Industry: 334thMost Avoided: 377thFattest Citizens: 385thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 386thMost Corrupt Governments: 435thLargest Gambling Industry: 557thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 657thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 668thLargest Insurance Industry: 691stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 812thHighest Disposable Incomes: 828thMost Devout: 941stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 965thLargest Mining Sector: 1,183rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,679thMost Efficient Economies: 2,266thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,752ndRudest Citizens: 2,775thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,985thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,525thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,153rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,190thHighest Economic Output: 4,859thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,942ndMost Armed: 10,259thMost Stationary: 10,661stTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 13,642ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,227thMost Influential: 17,098thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,236thLargest Black Market: 17,949thLargest Governments: 19,479thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,122nd
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 12th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 13th in the regionFattest Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 35th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 37th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 39th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Devout: 45th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 55th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 85th in the regionRudest Citizens: 117th in the regionMost Stationary: 120th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 122nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 164th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 167th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 190th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 193rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 213th in the regionMost Influential: 293rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 380th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 441st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 570th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 700th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 763rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 784th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Kalamazoom, recent events have left citizens both shaken and stirred.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Kalamazoom, drivers regularly pull over for nonexistent police cars.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Kalamazoom, adult unemployment is rising as available jobs are filled by young children.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Kalamazoom, the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Kalamazoom, major corporations receive tax breaks for no apparent reason.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Kalamazoom, rural Eastern Kalatches stare in awe at the bright lights of the big cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Kalamazoom, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Kalamazoom, spaceports are more prevalent than computer ports.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Kalamazoom, hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Kalamazoom, pet rocks are sold by the pound.

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