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Lowest Crime Rates: 63rd Healthiest Citizens: 68th Most Inclusive: 80th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor Earth two masters
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Empire of Kratistolies is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Primarch with an iron fist, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 11.362 billion Kratosians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kallipolis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Kratosian economy, worth a remarkable 3,718 trillion Drachmas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 327,264 Drachmas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor, lavish state dinners in Kallipolis are the state's leading budgetary expenditure, and authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kratistolies's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheistic Emperor Worship.

Kratistolies is ranked 30,402nd in the world and 11th in The New Inquisition for Most Extreme, scoring 26.46 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Lowest Crime Rates: 63rdHealthiest Citizens: 68thMost Inclusive: 80thMost Cultured: 109thHighest Poor Incomes: 124thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 162ndMost Developed: 166thLargest Governments: 166thHighest Average Tax Rates: 208thLongest Average Lifespans: 257thSmartest Citizens: 275thMost Pacifist: 284thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 409thMost Scientifically Advanced: 464thMost Secular: 469thMost Corrupt Governments: 502ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 542ndMost Subsidized Industry: 558thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 586thMost Efficient Economies: 670thLargest Welfare Programs: 715thMost Beautiful Environments: 769thMost Advanced Public Education: 792ndHighest Average Incomes: 865thNicest Citizens: 988thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,054thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,084thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,102ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,419thTop
Most Influential: 1,661stHighest Economic Output: 1,727thBest Weather: 1,926thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,004thMost Stationary: 2,508thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,208thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,730thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,829thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,967thTop
Most Authoritarian: 8,998thSafest: 9,828thLargest Populations: 10,703rdMost Income Equality: 12,054thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,737thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,936thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,199th
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kratistolies, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets.
  • : Following new legislation in Kratistolies, lavish state dinners in Kallipolis are the state's leading budgetary expenditure.
  • : Following new legislation in Kratistolies, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor.
  • : Following new legislation in Kratistolies, tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Kratistolies, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Kratistolies, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Kratistolies, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions.
  • : Following new legislation in Kratistolies, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in Kratistolies, the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery.
  • : Following new legislation in Kratistolies, only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise The Primarch on Kratistolies's coulrophobia epidemic.


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