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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,253rd Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,969th Largest Agricultural Sector: 4,617th
The Commonwealth of
Corrupt Dictatorship
The Ghosts of New Bradenia are alive and are going back
Edward Johnson
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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New Bradenia Ghost

Population1.804 billion

CapitalRasputinia
LeaderEdward Johnson
FaithGhost Protestant

CurrencyGhostian Dollar
AnimalBlack hounds

The Commonwealth of New Bradenia Ghost is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Edward Johnson with an iron fist, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical, devout population of 1.804 billion New Bradenia Ghostians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rasputinia. The average income tax rate is 66.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Bradenia Ghostian economy, worth 222 trillion Ghostian 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 slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Woodchip Exports. 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 an impressive 123,224 Ghostian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

New Bradenia Ghost's first free elections in recent memory have been successfully concluded, New Bradenia Ghostian political exiles populate the near abroad, the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning, and the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Bradenia Ghost's national animal is the Black hounds, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Ghost Protestant.

New Bradenia Ghost is ranked 60,324th in the world and 2,278th in The East Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 22.06 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,253rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,969thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,617thMost Devout: 5,242ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,473rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,535thMost Influential: 7,613thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 9,759thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,116thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,496thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,147thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,651stLowest Crime Rates: 16,776th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 88th in the regionMost Devout: 112th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 116th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 140th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 173rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 259th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 265th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 297th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 346th in the regionLargest Black Market: 360th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 400th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 442nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 461st in the regionMost Influential: 468th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 506th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 523rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 531st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 576th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 580th in the regionBest Weather: 590th in the regionLargest Governments: 599th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 625th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 627th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Bradenia Ghost, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : Following new legislation in New Bradenia Ghost, the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning.
  • : Following new legislation in New Bradenia Ghost, New Bradenia Ghostian political exiles populate the near abroad.
  • : Following new legislation in New Bradenia Ghost, New Bradenia Ghost's first free elections in recent memory have been successfully concluded.
  • : Following new legislation in New Bradenia Ghost, masterpieces by male artists are on display in the dumpsters behind the gallery.
  • : Following new legislation in New Bradenia Ghost, high school boys are required to pass vigorous self-mastery and sensitivity training to graduate.
  • : Following new legislation in New Bradenia Ghost, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums.
  • : New Bradenia Ghost was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : New Bradenia Ghost was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes, Most Authoritarian, and Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in New Bradenia Ghost, the government baselessly accuses foreign dignitaries of being assassins.

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