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Highest Crime Rates: 691st Most Armed: 914th Rudest Citizens: 1,222nd
The Opossocracy of
Corporate Bordello
*aggressive fiddle playing*
Influence
Truckler
WA Vice-Delegate / Gunner's Mate
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Hillbillica

Population677 million

Currencypelt
Animalopossum

The Opossocracy of Hillbillica is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, sprawling nuclear power plants, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 677 million Hillbillies are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Administration. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Hillbillican economy, worth 63.7 trillion pelts 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 a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Uranium Mining, 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 94,124 pelts, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 341,606 per year while the poor average 18,471, a ratio of 18.5 to 1.

Couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten, half of the nation's import/export industry is run from a location known only as 'Dead Man's Cove', the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes, and newspapers print only headlines. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Hillbillica's national animal is the opossum, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Hillbillica is ranked 41,671st in the world and 31st in Realm of the Whispering Winds for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 74.11 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Highest Crime Rates: 691stMost Armed: 914thRudest Citizens: 1,222ndTop
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Fattest Citizens: 1,918thMost Avoided: 3,358thLargest Retail Industry: 3,640thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,642ndMost Rebellious Youth: 3,850thLargest Mining Sector: 3,950thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,128thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,824thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,132ndHighest Drug Use: 8,409thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,464thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,487thMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,812thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,102ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,135thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,770th
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Most Armed: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, newspapers print only headlines.
  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes.
  • : Hillbillica voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibit Private Prisons".
  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, half of the nation's import/export industry is run from a location known only as 'Dead Man's Cove'.
  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten.
  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, a policy of plausible deniability helps protect the government from athletic doping scandals.
  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, aggressive promotion of global warming puts polar bears on thin ice.
  • : Hillbillica was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, people with political aspirations study how to make balloon animals.

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