by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 6,667thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,796thLargest Retail Industry: 14,972nd
The Colony of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
For The Majority, By The Minority
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
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Howlerd Islands

Population1.406 billion

CapitalFourth City

Currencydal
AnimalPeacock

The Colony of Howlerd Islands is a massive, cultured nation, notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.406 billion Howlerd Islanders have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fourth City. The average income tax rate is 35.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Howlerd Islandsian economy, worth 136 trillion dals a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Tourism. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 97,132 dals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Stolen Reuben sandwiches are met with detailed and thorough police investigations, the law is more interested in punishing crime than preventing it, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways, and a sudden shout of "surprise!" does not herald a party for teachers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Howlerd Islands's national animal is the Peacock, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Howlerd Islands is ranked 47,948th in the world and 2,493rd in Balder for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,080.01 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 6,667thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,796thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 14,972ndMost Average: 20,736thMost Cultured: 21,082ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,233rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,193rd
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Most Influential: 33rd in the regionTop
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Most Average: 271st in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 448th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 628th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Howlerd Islands, a sudden shout of "surprise!" does not herald a party for teachers.
  • : Following new legislation in Howlerd Islands, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways.
  • : Following new legislation in Howlerd Islands, the law is more interested in punishing crime than preventing it.
  • : Howlerd Islands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
  • : Following new legislation in Howlerd Islands, stolen Reuben sandwiches are met with detailed and thorough police investigations.
  • : Following new legislation in Howlerd Islands, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room.
  • : Following new legislation in Howlerd Islands, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Following new legislation in Howlerd Islands, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous.
  • : Following new legislation in Howlerd Islands, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Leader to meetings with foreign heads of state.
  • : Following new legislation in Howlerd Islands, commemoration of the Great Balder War costs almost as much as the war itself.

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