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Most Subsidized Industry: 1stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 239thMost Ignorant Citizens: 247th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Motto
Influence
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Grativalu

Population2.543 billion

Currencycurrency
Animalanimal

The Republic of Grativalu is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, feral children, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.543 billion Grativaluans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, although Administration is also considered important, while Education and Law & Order receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 57.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Grativaluan economy, worth 258 trillion currencies a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 101,664 currencies, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 337,258 per year while the poor average 22,873, a ratio of 14.7 to 1.

Condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals, men's magazines give handy tips on the most effective way to throw heavy stones, wealthy Grativaluans never seem to hear the doorbell, and rural citizens live in terror of their local village constable. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Grativalu's national animal is the animal, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Grativalu is ranked 255,608th in the world and 8th in Vickenian experiment containment zone for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -21.45 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 1stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 239thMost Ignorant Citizens: 247thHighest Crime Rates: 429thMost Primitive: 501stMost Avoided: 554thMost Efficient Economies: 745thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,201stFattest Citizens: 1,486thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,876thMost Armed: 2,112thTop
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Most Secular: 5,195thRudest Citizens: 5,651stLargest Black Market: 7,600thNudest: 7,754thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,985thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,366thLargest Governments: 21,331st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Grativalu, rural citizens live in terror of their local village constable.
  • : Following new legislation in Grativalu, wealthy Grativaluans never seem to hear the doorbell.
  • : Following new legislation in Grativalu, men's magazines give handy tips on the most effective way to throw heavy stones.
  • : Following new legislation in Grativalu, condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals.
  • : Grativalu was reclassified from "Corporate Police State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Grativalu, it is common to still see adults with training wheels on their bikes.
  • : Following new legislation in Grativalu, police regularly arrest families playing Monopoly.
  • : Following new legislation in Grativalu, the "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance.
  • : Following new legislation in Grativalu, the government is spending billions of currencies on a fancy space probe to find a planet that may not even exist.
  • : Following new legislation in Grativalu, claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges.

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