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Most Subsidized Industry: 23rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 45thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 59th
The Federal Republic of
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I Always Choose The Last Option

Population6.23 billion

CapitalCapital City
LeaderLeader

CurrencyCurrency
AnimalNational Animal

The Federal Republic of I Always Choose The Last Option is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, anti-smoking policies, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.23 billion I Always Choose The Last Optionians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Administration, with Industry, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Welfare is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital City. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient I Always Choose The Last Optionian economy, worth a remarkable 1,739 trillion Currencies 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Retail, Furniture Restoration, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. 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 an amazing 279,273 Currencies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity, chest pains are considered part of the dining experience in I Always Choose The Last Optionian restaurants, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes, and Leader has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. I Always Choose The Last Option's national animal is the National Animal, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

I Always Choose The Last Option is ranked 240,901st in the world and 7th in TERRY for Least Corrupt Governments, with 0.77 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 23rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 45thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 59thMost Corrupt Governments: 137thLargest Retail Industry: 152ndMost Primitive: 193rdFattest Citizens: 234thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 264thHighest Crime Rates: 295thMost Avoided: 328thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 345thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 455thMost Advanced Public Transport: 744thMost Efficient Economies: 748thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 770thMost Armed: 933rdLargest Black Market: 1,052ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,161stLargest Gambling Industry: 1,440thRudest Citizens: 2,097thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,255thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,583rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,837thLargest Mining Sector: 2,948thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,337thLargest Governments: 3,678thNudest: 4,744thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,414thHighest Economic Output: 9,708thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,004thTop
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Most Stationary: 18,281stMost Influential: 19,140thMost Devout: 23,963rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in I Always Choose The Last Option, Leader has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space.
  • : Following new legislation in I Always Choose The Last Option, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes.
  • : Following new legislation in I Always Choose The Last Option, chest pains are considered part of the dining experience in I Always Choose The Last Optionian restaurants.
  • : Following new legislation in I Always Choose The Last Option, bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity.
  • : Following new legislation in I Always Choose The Last Option, the government is purchasing vast amounts of palm oil for plastics production.
  • : Following new legislation in I Always Choose The Last Option, the government takes agricultural advice from a wasp-themed superhero.
  • : Following new legislation in I Always Choose The Last Option, police spend their Saturday nights breaking up illegal street races.
  • : Following new legislation in I Always Choose The Last Option, I Always Choose The Last Option's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand.
  • : Following new legislation in I Always Choose The Last Option, clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions.
  • : Following new legislation in I Always Choose The Last Option, the "good old days" of road traffic accidents and smog-filled cities are back.

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