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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,289thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,567thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,268th
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Fumblings

Population7.484 billion

CapitalFiddlesburgh
LeaderH P Lovecraft IV
FaithBeeboism

Currencyfiddlestick
Animalcommon sense

The Clumsiness of Fumblings is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by H P Lovecraft IV with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, strictly enforced bedtime, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.484 billion Fumblingsians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fiddlesburgh. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 29.4%.

The all-consuming Fumblingsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,087 trillion fiddlesticks 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Retail. 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 145,248 fiddlesticks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 426,813 per year while the poor average 38,941, a ratio of 11.0 to 1.

H P Lovecraft IV has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens, bicyclists are banned from major roads, and dreams of replicator technology have been dashed following a ban on 3D printers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fumblings's national animal is the common sense, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Beeboism.

Fumblings is ranked 18,694th in the world and 2nd in Jethnea for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 7,816.79 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,289thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,567thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,268thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,705thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,602ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,910thLargest Black Market: 6,319thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,834thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,961stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,684thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,169thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,559thLargest Mining Sector: 12,873rdHighest Average Incomes: 15,288thHighest Economic Output: 16,852ndMost Avoided: 17,279thFattest Citizens: 17,324thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,694thMost Stationary: 20,906thLargest Retail Industry: 21,684thLowest Crime Rates: 22,252ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 22,914thLargest Insurance Industry: 24,364th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Fumblings was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Fumblings was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Fumblings was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Fumblings, dreams of replicator technology have been dashed following a ban on 3D printers.
  • : Following new legislation in Fumblings, bicyclists are banned from major roads.
  • : Following new legislation in Fumblings, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Fumblings, H P Lovecraft IV has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space.
  • : Following new legislation in Fumblings, armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough.
  • : Fumblings's influence in Jethnea rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Fumblings was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.

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