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Rudest Citizens: 206thLargest Retail Industry: 233rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 498th
The Republic of
Civil Rights Lovefest
No Malarkey
Influence
Envoy
Region
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Furbish Islands

Population8.536 billion

CapitalFurby City
LeaderPrime Minister Thomas Norup
FaithChurch of Furby Island

CurrencyFurbish dollar
AnimalFurbish jungle cat

The Republic of Furbish Islands is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Thomas Norup with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, pith helmet sales, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 8.536 billion Furbishmen hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Administration, although Healthcare, Industry, and Defense are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Furby City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Furbish economy, worth a remarkable 2,212 trillion Furbish dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 259,203 Furbish dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year, the dwindling faithful in the nation make expensive pilgrimages to the remaining places of worship, cricket farmers use magnifying glasses to fit every member of their herd with tiny tracking tags, and angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Furbish Islands's national animal is the Furbish jungle cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Church of Furby Island.

Furbish Islands is ranked 201,084th in the world and 27th in The Redlands for Most Authoritarian, with 115.97 milliStalins.

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Rudest Citizens: 206thLargest Retail Industry: 233rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 498thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 642ndHighest Crime Rates: 748thMost Rebellious Youth: 864thMost Armed: 879thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 891stHighest Disposable Incomes: 941stMost Avoided: 1,445thMost Cultured: 2,010thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,338thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,420thHighest Drug Use: 2,505thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,658thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,904thHighest Average Incomes: 3,045thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,075thMost Inclusive: 3,992ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,223rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,625thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,532ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,865thFattest Citizens: 6,050thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,223rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,265thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,501stSmartest Citizens: 6,653rdHighest Economic Output: 6,657thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,574thLargest Mining Sector: 7,969thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,703rdLargest Black Market: 8,957thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,798thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 14,408thLargest Insurance Industry: 16,517thMost Secular: 16,983rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,799thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18,883rdMost Politically Free: 19,836thLargest Gambling Industry: 21,165thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,640th
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Furbish Islands, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes.
  • : Following new legislation in Furbish Islands, cricket farmers use magnifying glasses to fit every member of their herd with tiny tracking tags.
  • : Furbish Islands was reclassified from "Anarchy" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • : Following new legislation in Furbish Islands, the dwindling faithful in the nation make expensive pilgrimages to the remaining places of worship.
  • : Following new legislation in Furbish Islands, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year.
  • : Furbish Islands was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Anarchy".
  • : Following new legislation in Furbish Islands, military information leaks are **REDACTED** by **REDACTED** in **REDACTED**.
  • : Following new legislation in Furbish Islands, whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Furbish Embarrassments.
  • : Furbish Islands's influence in The Redlands rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : Furbish Islands altered its national flag.

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