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Most Primitive: 1,349thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,805thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,169th
The Backgammon Aficionado of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Backgammon Folks
Influence
Negotiator
🏦 That guy in the mansion next door
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Superb

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Marston Hefner

Population961 million

CurrencyDollar
AnimalBunny

The Backgammon Aficionado of Marston Hefner is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its closed borders, national health service, and lack of airports. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 961 million Marston Hefnerians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Administration, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 62.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Marston Hefnerian economy, worth 37.0 trillion Dollars 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Basket Weaving, Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Retail. 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 38,536 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities, small towns have started burning historical buildings in hopes of attracting tourists, anniversaries of major historical events pass unnoticed, and politicians accost strangers in the street to ask their problems. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Marston Hefner's national animal is the Bunny.

Marston Hefner is ranked 40,910th in the world and 1st in Playboy for Rudest Citizens, with 76.76 Insults Per Minute.

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Most Primitive: 1,349thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,805thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,169thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,365thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,927th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Marston Hefner's influence in Playboy fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • : Marston Hefner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Marston Hefner's influence in Playboy rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Marston Hefner changed its national nation type to "Backgammon Aficionado".
  • : Marston Hefner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Marston Hefner, politicians accost strangers in the street to ask their problems.
  • : Following new legislation in Marston Hefner, anniversaries of major historical events pass unnoticed.
  • : Following new legislation in Marston Hefner, small towns have started burning historical buildings in hopes of attracting tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in Marston Hefner, wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Marston Hefner, the path to inner peace is paved with state-mandated punishment.

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