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Nudest: 1,253rd Most Devout: 1,576th Largest Black Market: 2,332nd
The Allied States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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The Allied States of New Edom is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by King Elijah and Queen Mara with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, frequent executions, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 14.069 billion New Edomites have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fineberg. The average income tax rate is 77.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Edomian economy, worth a remarkable 1,678 trillion Coppers a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Gambling, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 119,283 Coppers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jaywalking is punishable by public flogging, tourists flock to see the giant stone carvings of New Edom's historical leaders at Mount Rushless, King Elijah and Queen Mara's latest speech included a bizarre reference to MaxWow incontinence pads being 50% more absorbent than the next leading brand, and children regularly take part in blood sports that result in extreme boo-boos. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Edom's national animal is the Griffon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The New Edomite Apostolic Church.

New Edom is ranked 97,409th in the world and 18th in The Cornellian Empire for Smartest Citizens, with 26.1 Quips Per Hour.

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Most Devout: 1,576thLargest Black Market: 2,332ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,762ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,103rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,729thMost Influential: 5,396thHighest Economic Output: 5,633rdMost Cultured: 6,222ndLargest Populations: 7,299thTop
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Most Primitive: 8,348thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,502ndMost Corrupt Governments: 9,069thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,197thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,394thMost Stationary: 9,501stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,627thLargest Governments: 14,500thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,850thMost Developed: 15,014th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Average: 2nd in the region

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