by Max Barry

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,098th Largest Gambling Industry: 4,324th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4,820th
The Government of
Corporate Police State
Pay or walk
Regional Influence
Diplomat
Bruja
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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The Government of Gasoline is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Exxon Baytown Refinery Rubber Unit with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and vat-grown people. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.37 billion Hydroblasters 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business government prioritizes Defense, with Spirituality, Law & Order, and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pasadena Texas. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 21.6%.

The all-consuming Gasolinean economy, worth 368 trillion Line Moles a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 68,714 Line Moles, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 275,477 per year while the poor average 11,495, a ratio of 24.0 to 1.

Teenagers can't decide if they're more embarrassed by their parents or the country's leader, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high, amusement park rides frequently collapse due to lack of maintenance, and having skeletons in one's closet is no longer just a macabre idiom. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Gasoline's national animal is the Operator, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Peakload.

Gasoline is ranked 121,301st in the world and 2nd in Capitalism for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 229.42 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,098thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,324thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,820thMost Avoided: 5,205thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,311thLargest Black Market: 7,766thTop
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Most Conservative: 9,862ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,490thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,933rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,005thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,753rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,936thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,300th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gasoline's influence in Capitalism rose from "Handshaker" to "Diplomat".
  • : Gasoline's influence in Capitalism rose from "Vassal" to "Handshaker".
  • : Gasoline's influence in Capitalism rose from "Zero" to "Vassal".
  • : Gasoline relocated from The Rejected Realms to Capitalism.
  • : Following new legislation in Gasoline, having skeletons in one's closet is no longer just a macabre idiom.
  • : Following new legislation in Gasoline, amusement park rides frequently collapse due to lack of maintenance.
  • : Following new legislation in Gasoline, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high.
  • : Following new legislation in Gasoline, teenagers can't decide if they're more embarrassed by their parents or the country's leader.
  • : Gasoline's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Gasoline's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".

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