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Nudest: 2,242ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,483rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,745th
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John Swan

Population1.399 billion

CurrencyLikes
AnimalSwan

The Commentary Channel of John Swan is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its public floggings, enforced nudity, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.399 billion John Swanians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 74.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving John Swanian economy, worth 75.8 trillion Likeses 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Uranium Mining, and Cheese Exports. 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 54,148 Likeses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A massive campaign is underway to ensure the race of John Swan remains pure, blood donations have been banned because of the risk of eternal unrest, loss of the ability to speak is a common affliction of the elderly, and trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. John Swan's national animal is the Swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

John Swan is ranked 187,994th in the world and 18th in Warzone Australia for Fattest Citizens, with 8.67 Obesity Rate.

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Nudest: 2,242ndTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,483rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,745thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,096thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 18,944thMost Devout: 19,289thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,382ndLargest Welfare Programs: 19,738thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,118thMost Income Equality: 20,439thHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,047th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : John Swan's influence in Warzone Australia rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : John Swan's influence in Warzone Australia fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".
  • : John Swan's influence in Warzone Australia rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : John Swan's influence in Warzone Australia fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".
  • : John Swan changed its national nation type to "Commentary Channel".
  • : Following new legislation in John Swan, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews.
  • : Following new legislation in John Swan, loss of the ability to speak is a common affliction of the elderly.
  • : Following new legislation in John Swan, blood donations have been banned because of the risk of eternal unrest.
  • : Following new legislation in John Swan, a massive campaign is underway to ensure the race of John Swan remains pure.
  • : Following new legislation in John Swan, weapons are only sold to foreign governments that are legitimate enough to not bounce the cheque.

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