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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 406thMost Armed: 490thFattest Citizens: 503rd
The Kingdom of
Corporate Police State
You only live once
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Garnbyen

Population2.89 billion

CapitalCemetery
LeaderThe Undertaker

CurrencySnack
AnimalSexy Beast

The Kingdom of Garnbyen is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Undertaker with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, ubiquitous missile silos, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.89 billion Garnbyenians 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, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cemetery. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Garnbyenian economy, worth 491 trillion Snacks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 170,029 Snacks, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 987,411 per year while the poor average 13,873, a ratio of 71.2 to 1.

The country is littered with broken homes, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food, and hockey players who drop their gloves discard them on abandoned baseball mitts. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Garnbyen's national animal is the Sexy Beast, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Garnbyen is ranked 9,715th in the world and 159th in 10000 Islands for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100.09 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 406thMost Armed: 490thFattest Citizens: 503rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 611thHighest Crime Rates: 655thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 733rdMost Avoided: 835thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,079thMost Primitive: 1,634thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,948thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,005thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,417thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,564thRudest Citizens: 3,424thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,442ndLargest Mining Sector: 3,650thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,066thLargest Retail Industry: 4,112thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,467thMost Patriotic: 4,524thNudest: 4,986thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,055thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,283rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,634thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,579thMost Secular: 9,231stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,610thMost Efficient Economies: 9,715thHighest Average Incomes: 10,334thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 15,134thLargest Black Market: 17,551stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,712thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,257th
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Most Armed: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 14th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 27th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 28th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 30th in the regionNudest: 36th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 39th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 39th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 39th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 50th in the regionMost Patriotic: 53rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 58th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 59th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 60th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 72nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 74th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 81st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 92nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 113th in the regionLargest Black Market: 129th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Garnbyen, hockey players who drop their gloves discard them on abandoned baseball mitts.
  • : Following new legislation in Garnbyen, sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food.
  • : Following new legislation in Garnbyen, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day.
  • : Following new legislation in Garnbyen, the country is littered with broken homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Garnbyen, national chefs believe that you can eat anything so long as you deep fry it first.
  • : Following new legislation in Garnbyen, the ban on cars has been repealed.
  • : Following new legislation in Garnbyen, in government offices a hidden killer takes the lives of ministers and civil servants.
  • : Following new legislation in Garnbyen, pawn shop reality shows dominate basic cable.
  • : Following new legislation in Garnbyen, a small country is wondering where their capitol building's gold dome went.
  • : Following new legislation in Garnbyen, AI nannies tell children who refuse to go to bed that "my logic is undeniable".

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