by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,031st Most Ignorant Citizens: 9,041st Most Authoritarian: 12,452nd
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Might Makes Right
Regional Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Kingdom of Kybarda is a tiny, orderly nation, notable for its zero percent divorce rate, punitive income tax rates, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 16 million Kybardans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 65.7%.

The Kybardan economy, worth 936 billion kronor 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 slick, highly efficient black market in Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, Cheese Exports, and Uranium Mining. 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 58,550 kronor, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

College students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, the nation has always been at war with Bigtopia, there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees his shadow, and the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Kybarda' is a smash hit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kybarda's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Kybarda is ranked 121,577th in the world and 4,966th in the West Pacific for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 22.12 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,031stMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,041stMost Authoritarian: 12,452nd
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 245th in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 305th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 334th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 449th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 526th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 536th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kybarda, the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Kybarda' is a smash hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Kybarda, there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees her shadow.
  • : Following new legislation in Kybarda, the nation has always been at war with Bigtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Kybarda, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys.
  • : Following new legislation in Kybarda, sniffer dogs are trained to follow clouds of fruity-smelling vapor.
  • : Following new legislation in Kybarda, long-wed spouses often regret proposals they made when they were twenty.
  • : Following new legislation in Kybarda, the deceased are buried mostly to hide them from state-sanctioned corpse-collectors.
  • : Kybarda's influence in The West Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Following new legislation in Kybarda, bungee jumpers frequently go splat.
  • : Following new legislation in Kybarda, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners.

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