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Largest Gambling Industry: 552ndLargest Black Market: 818thLargest Mining Sector: 1,499th
The Mysterious Mystics of
Psychotic Dictatorship
We Know You Can Hear Us!
Captain Scarlet
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Mysteron

Population14.01 billion

CapitalScarletville
LeaderCaptain Scarlet
FaithMartyrdom

CurrencyGold Bar
AnimalOrca

The Mysterious Mystics of Mysteron is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Captain Scarlet with an iron fist, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.01 billion Mysteronians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Scarletville. The average income tax rate is 52.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mysteronian economy, worth a remarkable 3,149 trillion Gold Bars a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 224,786 Gold Bars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Business leaders commend the government for enacting an emissions reduction strategy that reduces no Mysteronian emissions at all, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices, videogames like 'Equalia: Knights of Self-Confidence' are proving inexplicably unpopular, and knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Mysteron's national animal is the Orca, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Martyrdom.

Mysteron is ranked 3,354th in the world and 79th in the West Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 20,123.12 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 552ndLargest Black Market: 818thLargest Mining Sector: 1,499thTop
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Most Armed: 2,298thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,697thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,758thMost Avoided: 2,926thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,160thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,354thHighest Economic Output: 3,587thLargest Retail Industry: 3,808thHighest Average Incomes: 4,484thHighest Crime Rates: 4,493rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,527thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,957thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,453rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,523rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,437thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,956thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,041stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,282ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,927thMost Stationary: 8,504thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 9,429thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,737thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,125thMost Devout: 11,622ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,005thLargest Populations: 14,043rdMost Cultured: 14,402ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,388thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,081stLargest Governments: 16,591st
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Largest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 25th in the regionMost Armed: 45th in the regionMost Avoided: 52nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 53rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 57th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 62nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 68th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 79th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 83rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 94th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 94th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 98th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 101st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 109th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 116th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 125th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 127th in the regionMost Stationary: 129th in the regionLargest Populations: 134th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 146th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 155th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 180th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 202nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 304th in the regionMost Cultured: 312th in the regionMost Devout: 319th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 324th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 334th in the regionLargest Governments: 344th in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 426th in the regionMost Developed: 458th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 490th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 545th in the regionMost Influential: 548th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 610th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 665th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mysteron was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Mysteron, knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags.
  • : Following new legislation in Mysteron, videogames like 'Equalia: Knights of Self-Confidence' are proving inexplicably unpopular.
  • : Following new legislation in Mysteron, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices.
  • : Following new legislation in Mysteron, business leaders commend the government for enacting an emissions reduction strategy that reduces no Mysteronian emissions at all.
  • : Following new legislation in Mysteron, police officers often head to work wearing onesies and fluffy pink bunny-slippers.
  • : Following new legislation in Mysteron, military pistols are more secure than the national treasury.
  • : Following new legislation in Mysteron, powerful x-ray machines used by the Customs Department can see into the homes of nearby residents.
  • : Following new legislation in Mysteron, Merry Birthday is a popular protest song despite the risk of fines and royalty dues.
  • : Following new legislation in Mysteron, rioting and unrest sweep the nation.

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