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Most Primitive: 1,291st Largest Welfare Programs: 4,076th Least Corrupt Governments: 4,132nd
The Nomadic Peoples of
Left-wing Utopia
Grug like rock
Grug
Influence
Instigator
Vice-Delegate
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Superb

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Grug Island

Population1.193 billion

CapitalBedrock
LeaderGrug
FaithCatholicism

Currencyrock
Animaldinosaur

The Nomadic Peoples of Grug Island is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Grug with a fair hand, and remarkable for its feral children, state-planned economy, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.193 billion Grug Islandians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bedrock. The average income tax rate is 83.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Grug Islandian economy, worth 62.2 trillion rocks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. Average income is 52,142 rocks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet, nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, and "Idol-Worship for the Apathetic" workshops are cancelled when no-one bothers to show up. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Grug Island's national animal is the dinosaur, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Grug Island is ranked 127,385th in the world and 36th in Furry Antifascist Alliance for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -2.45 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Primitive: 1,291stTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 4,076thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,132ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,393rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,546thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,183rdNicest Citizens: 6,313thMost Influential: 7,349thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,710thHighest Drug Use: 8,071stTop
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Most Inclusive: 9,215thBest Weather: 9,601stMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,647thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,869thSafest: 11,184thMost Pacifist: 11,478thMost Devout: 12,143rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,500thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,237thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,696thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,131st
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Grug Island, "Idol-Worship for the Apathetic" workshops are cancelled when no-one bothers to show up.
  • : Following new legislation in Grug Island, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • : Following new legislation in Grug Island, nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more.
  • : Grug Island was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Primitive and the Top 10% for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Grug Island endorsed The Free Land of Dykezia.
  • : Following new legislation in Grug Island, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet.
  • : Following new legislation in Grug Island, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally.
  • : Following new legislation in Grug Island, the government recently donated a surfboard to an impoverished family in a landlocked region.
  • : Following new legislation in Grug Island, meetings are often scheduled for "about four-ish" following complete conversion to sundials.
  • : Grug Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.

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