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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,005thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,704thBest Weather: 12,717th
The Governor Emeritus of
Father Knows Best State
Legally… no. Sensibly… yes.
King Idinist XVII
Influence
Zero
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Rare

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Idinist Imauggland

Population4.745 billion

CapitalHippodinist
LeaderKing Idinist XVII
FaithDuckorismist

Currencybaguette
Animalhippo

The Governor Emeritus of Idinist Imauggland is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Idinist XVII with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-working, cynical, devout population of 4.745 billion baguette-eating hippos are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hippodinist. The average income tax rate is 73.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Baguettian economy, worth 283 trillion baguettes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 59,647 baguettes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism, King Idinist XVII's latest speech included a bizarre reference to MaxWow incontinence pads being 50% more absorbent than the next leading brand, childish pranks are no laughing matter, and condemned prisoners spend hours a day sitting in lotus position looking perplexed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Idinist Imauggland's national animal is the hippo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Duckorismist.

Idinist Imauggland is ranked 12,717th in the world and 1st in The Great Storm for Best Weather, with 201 meters of sunlight.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 15,220thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,372ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,704thHighest Food Quality: 20,681stLongest Average Lifespans: 22,587thMost Cultured: 23,082ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24,802ndHealthiest Citizens: 28,049th

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