by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 457thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 470thHighest Economic Output: 475th
The Pirates' Guild of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Thar be land lubbers out thar!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population41.287 billion

CapitalThe Compass


The Pirates' Guild of Navigator is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Tolaquiom with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, unlimited-speed roads, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 41.287 billion Navigators enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Compass. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 37.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Navigating economy, worth an astonishing 11,415 trillion Dkgs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 276,489 Dkgs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,014,470 per year while the poor average 53,341, a ratio of 19.0 to 1.

Distrust of taps has many people bathing only with bottled mineral water, vacationing Navigators expect to be treated as royalty, it is technically inaccurate to call the dead 'worm food', and the price of freedom is about half a million Dkgs. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Navigator's national animal is the shark, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Navigator is ranked 5,297th in the world and 5th in Autropolis for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 6,481.83 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Largest Populations: 457thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 470thHighest Economic Output: 475thLargest Gambling Industry: 503rdHighest Crime Rates: 587thLargest Black Market: 648thMost Armed: 818thMost Rebellious Youth: 943rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 989thMost Avoided: 1,011thFattest Citizens: 1,118thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,190thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,226thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,796thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,824thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,830thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,162ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,168thLargest Mining Sector: 2,199thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,702ndTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,991stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,343rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,334thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,968thLargest Retail Industry: 5,125thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,297thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,504thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,318thRudest Citizens: 7,716thMost Inclusive: 8,737thMost Influential: 8,812thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,445thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,623rdMost Cultured: 10,098thLargest Governments: 10,182ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,691stNudest: 11,101stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,114thMost Stationary: 11,673rdMost Patriotic: 12,867thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 16,240thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,667thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,811thSmartest Citizens: 20,067thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23,415thMost Secular: 24,200thHighest Food Quality: 24,682nd
Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Navigator was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Navigator was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Navigator was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Navigator was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Navigator was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Navigator was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Navigator was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Navigator was ravaged by a Zombie Burster Horde from Torresiskstan, infecting 1,001 million survivors and converting to a zombie exporter! Oh no!
  • : Navigator was cleansed by a Level 3 Mechanized Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Schizoacc, killing 1 million zombies.
  • : Navigator was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Academy of Anon Zytose, curing 10 million infected.