by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,316thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,233rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,453rd
The United Socialist States of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Workers of the World, Unite!
Influence
Diplomat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Laiakia

Population2.975 billion

CapitalIosefgrad
LeaderIosef Djigasholov
FaithState Atheism

CurrencyLibra
AnimalBear

The United Socialist States of Laiakia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Iosef Djigasholov with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.975 billion Laiakians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Iosefgrad. The average income tax rate is 87.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Laiakian economy, worth 258 trillion Libras 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. 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 86,920 Libras, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Producers insist that movie stars wear crash helmets in every scene, the Ministry of Health has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of delayed menopause, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism, and the navy plans patrols according to how many pubs nearby ports have. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laiakia's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Laiakia is ranked 19,156th in the world and 2nd in Skyreach for Best Weather, with 158 Meters Of Sunlight.

Top
5%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,316thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,233rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,453rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,847thMost Secular: 10,270thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,342ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,640thTop
10%
Largest Welfare Programs: 12,795thLowest Crime Rates: 15,572ndMost Corrupt Governments: 16,851stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,736thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,795thLargest Governments: 18,033rdBest Weather: 19,156thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,290thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,604thLargest Black Market: 19,620thMost Authoritarian: 20,458thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,668thMost Advanced Public Education: 24,401st
Top
10%
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Laiakia, the navy plans patrols according to how many pubs nearby ports have.
  • : Laiakia lodged a message on the Skyreach Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Laiakia, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism.
  • : Laiakia's influence in Skyreach rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Laiakia lodged a message on the Skyreach Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Laiakia, the Ministry of Health has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of delayed menopause.
  • : Following new legislation in Laiakia, producers insist that movie stars wear crash helmets in every scene.
  • : Following new legislation in Laiakia, the government maintains a Department of Skulduggery.
  • : Laiakia lodged a message on the Skyreach Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Laiakia, battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out.

More...

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

View Forum posts

Report