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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 684thMost Patriotic: 1,272ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,323rd
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Gloriosa Arstotzka

Population2.534 billion

CapitalPаяаdizиа
LeaderThe Big Brother
FaithCult of Personality

CurrencyGold
AnimalCow

The Superstate of Gloriosa Arstotzka is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Big Brother with an iron fist, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, suspicion of poets, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.534 billion Arstotzkans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pаяаdizиа. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Arstotzkan economy, worth 533 trillion Golds 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. 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 amazing 210,555 Golds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Artists regularly face criminal charges and art-burning parties are common, hipster cyclists declare that "metal is dead", the nation's favourite colour is red (Gloriosa Arstotzka has found 7 easter eggs), and pro-wrestling bouts open with a legal disclaimer insisting that any violence is guaranteed 100% faked. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gloriosa Arstotzka's national animal is the Cow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Cult of Personality.

Gloriosa Arstotzka is ranked 256,819th in the world and 369th in Flanelistan for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -38 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 684thMost Patriotic: 1,272ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,323rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,874thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,548thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,619thMost Secular: 3,255thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,271stMost Authoritarian: 3,425thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,538thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,322ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,337thLargest Black Market: 4,466thMost Conservative: 5,373rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,514thHighest Average Incomes: 6,442ndLargest Governments: 7,695thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,554thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,750thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,359thLowest Crime Rates: 11,364thMost Efficient Economies: 12,496thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,632ndTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,871stMost Developed: 14,018thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,183rdHealthiest Citizens: 16,856thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,072ndMost Extreme: 22,659thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,421st
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Extreme: 17th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 20th in the regionMost Conservative: 26th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gloriosa Arstotzka was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement and the Top 10% for Most Extreme.
  • : Following new legislation in Gloriosa Arstotzka, pro-wrestling bouts open with a legal disclaimer insisting that any violence is guaranteed 100% faked.
  • : Gloriosa Arstotzka changed its national nation type to "Superstate".
  • : Following new legislation in Gloriosa Arstotzka, the nation's favourite colour is red (Gloriosa Arstotzka has found 7 easter eggs).
  • : Following new legislation in Gloriosa Arstotzka, hipster cyclists declare that "metal is dead".
  • : Following new legislation in Gloriosa Arstotzka, artists regularly face criminal charges and art-burning parties are common.
  • : Following new legislation in Gloriosa Arstotzka, children have nightmares about the eerie red glow and constant whirring of newly-installed machines.
  • : Following new legislation in Gloriosa Arstotzka, conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors.
  • : Gloriosa Arstotzka was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Gloriosa Arstotzka, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.

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