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Most Authoritarian: 22,249thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23,053rd
The Von Neumann Conclave of
Psychotic Dictatorship
I am what we are. We are what I am.
ORACLE
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Rare

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Horde of One

Population906 million

CapitalThe Hub
LeaderORACLE

CurrencyDatabit
AnimalSelf Replicating probe

The Von Neumann Conclave of Horde of One is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by ORACLE with an iron fist, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 906 million Probes are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Hub. The average income tax rate is 32.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient One economy, worth 40.9 trillion Databits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 45,147 Databits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators, ORACLE's office is running a trade deficit of midnight oil, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings", and the new airport at Mr. Giles' farm is panicking his sheep. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Horde of One's national animal is the Self Replicating probe, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Horde of One is ranked 129,199th in the world and 36th in The Local Cluster for Most Developed, scoring 54.61 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 22,249thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23,053rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Horde of One was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Horde of One, the new airport at Mr. Giles' farm is panicking his sheep.
  • : Following new legislation in Horde of One, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings".
  • : Following new legislation in Horde of One, ORACLE's office is running a trade deficit of midnight oil.
  • : Following new legislation in Horde of One, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators.
  • : Following new legislation in Horde of One, soldiers are equipped with multi-million Databit battlesuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Horde of One, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons.
  • : Horde of One's influence in The Local Cluster rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Horde of One was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Horde of One, citizens are only allowed to view government-approved TV shows.

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