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Most Efficient Economies: 1,422nd Most Subsidized Industry: 1,772nd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,496th
The Holy Commune State of
New York Times Democracy
Bis vivit, qui bene vivit.
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Holy Commune State of Liossalde is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Holy Paposecretary Pius XXXVIII with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, parental licensing program, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 9.95 billion Liossaldians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holly Whitby. The average income tax rate is 80.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Liossaldian economy, worth a remarkable 1,407 trillion Liossaldian Soliduses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Automobile Manufacturing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 141,482 Liossaldian Soliduses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Holy Paposecretary Pius XXXVIII's speeches are beloved by insomniacs, newspapers are running a front-page picture of Holy Paposecretary Pius XXXVIII holding a crowbar and standing over a bloodied stockbroker, three-year-olds have tantrums because they don't want to be drainage technicians when they grow up, and artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Liossalde's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

Liossalde is ranked 109,213th in the world and 105th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Authoritarian, with 0.07 Stalins.

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Most Efficient Economies: 1,422ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,772ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,496thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,255thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,175thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,699thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,080thSafest: 6,147thMost Developed: 6,608thHighest Economic Output: 7,004thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 7,917thMost Cultured: 8,018thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,239thMost Devout: 8,512thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,056thMost Pacifist: 9,563rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,463rdMost Beautiful Environments: 10,553rdLargest Governments: 10,916thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,077thSmartest Citizens: 12,310thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,961stHighest Average Incomes: 13,036thMost Stationary: 13,238thLowest Crime Rates: 13,397thLargest Populations: 13,570thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,694thNudest: 13,855thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,967thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,103rd
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionMost Primitive: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17th in the regionRudest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Devout: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Liossalde, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : Liossalde changed its national capital to "Holly Whitby".
  • : Liossalde was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Liossalde changed its national leader to "Holy Paposecretary Pius XXXVIII".
  • : Following new legislation in Liossalde, three-year-olds have tantrums because they don't want to be drainage technicians when they grow up.
  • : Following new legislation in Liossalde, newspapers are running a front-page picture of Holy Paposecretary Pius XXXVIII holding a crowbar and standing over a bloodied stockbroker.
  • : Following new legislation in Liossalde, Holy Paposecretary Pius XXXVIII's speeches are beloved by insomniacs.
  • : Following new legislation in Liossalde, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus.
  • : Following new legislation in Liossalde, advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references.
  • : Following new legislation in Liossalde, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons.

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