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Largest Retail Industry: 1,170thRudest Citizens: 1,306thMost Avoided: 1,321st
The Kingdom of
Corporate Police State
We are sovereign
Prime Minister Harold Lawson
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Hoyerlay

Population4.202 billion

CapitalRowigath
LeaderPrime Minister Harold Lawson
FaithIslam

Currencybavomegem
Animalbeaver

The Kingdom of Hoyerlay is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Harold Lawson with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 4.202 billion Hoyerlayians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Law & Order, and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rowigath. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 25.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Hoyerlayian economy, worth 849 trillion bavomegems a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 202,130 bavomegems, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,161,731 per year while the poor average 16,894, a ratio of 68.8 to 1.

Victims of crime are viewed as less trustworthy than politicians, nuclear submarines have been deployed to protect the nation's banana supply, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again, and the nation is famous for bravely sending wave after wave of its soldiers until the enemy runs out of bullets. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hoyerlay's national animal is the beaver, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Islam.

Hoyerlay is ranked 1,481st in the world and 1st in Hoyerlayian Grand Commonwealth for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 1.16 million Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Retail Industry: 1,170thRudest Citizens: 1,306thMost Avoided: 1,321stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,481stTop
5%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,749thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,876thFattest Citizens: 3,344thLargest Mining Sector: 3,732ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,004thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,084thMost Efficient Economies: 4,760thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,888thMost Devout: 5,436thHighest Average Incomes: 6,437thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,067thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,695thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,416thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,357thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,404thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,748thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,854thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,163rdLargest Black Market: 12,134thTop
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Most Cultured: 12,478thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,425thMost Armed: 13,533rdLargest Publishing Industry: 14,630thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,618thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,143rdMost Pro-Market: 18,384thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,531stLargest Governments: 18,775thHighest Economic Output: 22,089thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23,532ndSmartest Citizens: 24,368th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hoyerlay was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market and Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoyerlay, the nation is famous for bravely sending wave after wave of its soldiers until the enemy runs out of bullets.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoyerlay, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoyerlay, nuclear submarines have been deployed to protect the nation's banana supply.
  • : Hoyerlay was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoyerlay, victims of crime are viewed as less trustworthy than politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoyerlay, citizens who don't recite the Pledge of Hoyerlay at least three times a day are placed on a terrorist watch-list.
  • : Hoyerlay was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Corporate Police State".
  • : Hoyerlay was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoyerlay, environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway.

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