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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,189th Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,679th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,887th
The Teeneie weenie bit of
Father Knows Best State
Strength to Strength
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Jarodl

Population14.253 billion

CapitalSilversun
LeaderSanctum of National Harmony
FaithTuba the Iron

CurrencyAran
Animalpanda

The Teeneie weenie bit of Jarodl is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Sanctum of National Harmony with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, complete lack of prisons, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.253 billion Iron citizens 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 minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Silversun. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Jarodlian economy, worth a remarkable 2,394 trillion Arans a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 167,992 Arans, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 521,115 per year while the poor average 41,696, a ratio of 12.5 to 1.

A suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League, the nation's countrysides are littered with landmines due to ongoing family disputes, Sanctum of National Harmony has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves, and Silversun's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Jarodl's national animal is the panda, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Tuba the Iron.

Jarodl is ranked 123,843rd in the world and 135th in Canada for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 42.29 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,189thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,679thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,887thLargest Mining Sector: 3,704thHighest Economic Output: 3,733rdLargest Black Market: 3,902ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,958thMost Avoided: 3,971stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,402ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,668thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,877thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,667thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,494thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,620thLargest Populations: 7,756thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 8,690thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,763rdSmartest Citizens: 12,376thMost Efficient Economies: 12,824thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13,502nd
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, Silversun's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, Sanctum of National Harmony has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves.
  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, the nation's countrysides are littered with landmines due to ongoing family disputes.
  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, the police have taken to prying guns out of the cold fingers of Iron citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps".
  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, the media have begun calling the government treasury "Sanctum of National Harmony's stash".
  • : Jarodl was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Jarodl's influence in Canada rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Jarodl was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from The Destroyed and Failing Land of Sightmaladadans, curing 1 million infected.

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