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Highest Crime Rates: 550thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 833rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 847th
The RMB Spammers Will Be Ejected of
Corporate Bordello
Spammers Will Be Ejected, Banned, & Burned at the Stake
The Secretary of State
Chief Manager Emeritus
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population17.222 billion

CapitalSeward's Folly
LeaderThe Secretary of State

AnimalHammerhead Shark

The RMB Spammers Will Be Ejected of Kissinger-Monroe is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Secretary of State with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, ubiquitous missile silos, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 17.222 billion Kissinger-Monroeans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, corrupt, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Seward's Folly. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Kissinger-Monroean economy, worth a remarkable 2,988 trillion Détentes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Retail, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 173,525 Détentes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

The backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me, reflection is vital for badly behaved politicians, The Secretary of State claims tax rises are the result of 'curses', and pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Kissinger-Monroe's national animal is the Hammerhead Shark, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Banjecting.

Kissinger-Monroe is ranked 279,900th in the world and 70th in The Bar on the corner of every region for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring -11.83 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

Highest Crime Rates: 550thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 833rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 847thMost Armed: 971stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 973rdMost Avoided: 1,044thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,055thFattest Citizens: 1,075thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,728thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,171stHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,247thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,974thNudest: 5,108thLargest Mining Sector: 5,752ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,124thMost Influential: 7,321stHighest Economic Output: 7,405thLargest Retail Industry: 7,491stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,545thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,985thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,935thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,252ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,185thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,142ndTop
Most Cultured: 14,751stHighest Average Incomes: 15,411thMost Secular: 16,613thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,130thLargest Populations: 21,563rdMost Inclusive: 21,758thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23,855thHighest Poor Incomes: 24,602nd
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the region

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