by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,104th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,688th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9,912th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Gohelm shall not faulter
Boris Romanov
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Gohelm

Population1.215 billion

CapitalPetrograd
LeaderBoris Romanov

CurrencyDrachma
AnimalFlamingo

The Empire of Gohelm is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Boris Romanov with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.215 billion Gohelmians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Administration, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Petrograd. The average income tax rate is 58.4%.

The thriving Gohelmian economy, worth 113 trillion Drachmas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is 93,551 Drachmas, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

Rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century, the mentally ill are given high powered automatic weapons for "catharsis therapy", students who do not recite the national anthem each morning have to drop and give their teacher 50, and bicyclists are banned from major roads. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gohelm's national animal is the Flamingo, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Gohelm is ranked 79,847th in the world and 534th in Europe for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 1,531.37 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Top
5%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,104thTop
10%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,688thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,912thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,951stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,035thMost Avoided: 13,376thLargest Black Market: 13,469thMost Authoritarian: 16,158th
Top
10%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Avoided: 67th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 72nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 73rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 83rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 91st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 94th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gohelm, bicyclists are banned from major roads.
  • : Following new legislation in Gohelm, students who do not recite the national anthem each morning have to drop and give their teacher 50.
  • : Following new legislation in Gohelm, the mentally ill are given high powered automatic weapons for "catharsis therapy".
  • : Following new legislation in Gohelm, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century.
  • : Following new legislation in Gohelm, the banshee wail foretells skies of death.
  • : Following new legislation in Gohelm, prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams.
  • : Following new legislation in Gohelm, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework.
  • : Following new legislation in Gohelm, destitute athletes are forced to train in the street.
  • : Following new legislation in Gohelm, the study of medicine is popular throughout Gohelm.
  • : Following new legislation in Gohelm, rabbits are known to spontaneously explode without warning.

More...

View Forum posts

Report