by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,342ndMost Influential: 3,214thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,169th
The Dreaming City of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Is there an echo in here?
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Fractethyst

Population1.105 billion

CapitalMriya
LeaderSosu

CurrencyCoin
AnimalGrey Catbird

The Dreaming City of Fractethyst is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sosu with an even hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, infamous sell-swords, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.105 billion Fractals have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mriya. The average income tax rate is 71.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Fractal economy, worth 162 trillion Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 146,721 Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Intelligence analysts spend most of their time looking at embarrassing photos on social media sites, lawyers are ordering red ink and 'Cease and Desist' rubber stamps in preparation for the return of copyright law, the nation's spies are always on break time, and naval armadas borrow their formations from synchronized swimming handbooks. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Fractethyst's national animal is the Grey Catbird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Fractethyst is ranked 19,760th in the world and 250th in 10000 Islands for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 2 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,342ndTop
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Most Influential: 3,214thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,169thMost Secular: 8,154thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,852ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,946thMost Inclusive: 10,036thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,314thLargest Retail Industry: 10,645thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,663rdRudest Citizens: 11,263rdMost Efficient Economies: 12,611thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 14,136thHighest Food Quality: 14,189thMost Armed: 14,198thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,703rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,762ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,800thMost Developed: 14,839thLeast Corrupt Governments: 15,258thNicest Citizens: 15,351stHighest Average Incomes: 16,124thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,590thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,464thSmartest Citizens: 18,451stMost Cultured: 19,072ndMost Rebellious Youth: 19,760thLargest Governments: 20,151stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,691stMost Advanced Public Education: 20,917thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,142ndLargest Black Market: 24,165thMost Valuable International Artwork: 25,815th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 58th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 88th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 130th in the regionMost Secular: 132nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 133rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 140th in the regionMost Armed: 141st in the regionLargest Black Market: 149th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Fractethyst, naval armadas borrow their formations from synchronized swimming handbooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Fractethyst, the nation's spies are always on break time.
  • : Following new legislation in Fractethyst, lawyers are ordering red ink and 'Cease and Desist' rubber stamps in preparation for the return of copyright law.
  • : Following new legislation in Fractethyst, intelligence analysts spend most of their time looking at embarrassing photos on social media sites.
  • : Following new legislation in Fractethyst, frustrated teenage boys are told that if they like it then they should have put a ring on it.
  • : Following new legislation in Fractethyst, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.
  • : Following new legislation in Fractethyst, the standard police uniform now comes with several colours of belt.
  • : Following new legislation in Fractethyst, the military has gone fission for more funding.
  • : Fractethyst was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens and Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Fractethyst, school history books often refer to Sosu as "that imperialist pig dog".

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