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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,299thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,364thSafest: 2,368th
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Hazy Cosmic Jive

Population2.183 billion

CapitalStardust
LeaderJones
FaithGlam

CurrencyLP
AnimalSpiders

The Elusive Ultrasound of Hazy Cosmic Jive is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Jones with a fair hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, soft-spoken computers, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.183 billion Hazy Cosmic Jivers love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stardust. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hazy Cosmic Jivean economy, worth 291 trillion LPS 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 133,603 LPS, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, surfing lessons include how to ward off sharks, and the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hazy Cosmic Jive's national animal is the Spiders, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Glam.

Hazy Cosmic Jive is ranked 185,492nd in the world and 21st in Schopenhauer for Largest Black Market, with 40.6 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,299thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,364thSafest: 2,368thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,482ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,696thNicest Citizens: 3,756thMost Inclusive: 4,682ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,447thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,542ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,909thBest Weather: 6,108thMost Developed: 6,183rdMost Secular: 6,306thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,408thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,476thHealthiest Citizens: 6,764thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,822ndHighest Poor Incomes: 6,884thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,191stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,312thSmartest Citizens: 8,154thMost Cultured: 8,580thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,836thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,841stLowest Crime Rates: 9,408thLargest Governments: 10,184thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,192ndMost Income Equality: 12,032ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,776thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,318thMost Efficient Economies: 15,517thHighest Average Incomes: 18,507thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,803rd
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Most Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hazy Cosmic Jive was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Hazy Cosmic Jive, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent.
  • : Following new legislation in Hazy Cosmic Jive, surfing lessons include how to ward off sharks.
  • : Following new legislation in Hazy Cosmic Jive, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Hazy Cosmic Jive, rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Hazy Cosmic Jive, the government loves seeing the little people fight.
  • : Following new legislation in Hazy Cosmic Jive, third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament.
  • : Following new legislation in Hazy Cosmic Jive, fixing attendance at women's matches is a matter of "when they go low, we go high... funding".
  • : Following new legislation in Hazy Cosmic Jive, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech.
  • : Following new legislation in Hazy Cosmic Jive, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed.

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