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Highest Crime Rates: 715thRudest Citizens: 753rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,060th
The Holy Red Potato of
Anarchy
Friendship is NationStates
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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New Jacobland

Population2.414 billion

CapitalAvio
Leaderthe Supreme Democratic Council

CurrencyJacoBuck
AnimalChicken

The Holy Red Potato of New Jacobland is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by the Supreme Democratic Council with a fair hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.414 billion New Jacoblandians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Industry, although Administration and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avio. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.2%.

The frighteningly efficient New Jacoblandian economy, worth 411 trillion JacoBucks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 170,374 JacoBucks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 814,146 per year while the poor average 20,908, a ratio of 38.9 to 1.

Dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375, small businesses are gobbled up almost daily by corporate giants, vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments, and leading ethologists are being investigated for illegal electoral interference. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. New Jacobland's national animal is the Chicken, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

New Jacobland is ranked 15,856th in the world and 38th in The Western Isles for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 99.69 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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1%
Highest Crime Rates: 715thRudest Citizens: 753rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,060thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,093rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,295thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,304thMost Armed: 1,382ndMost Avoided: 1,487thLargest Retail Industry: 1,587thFattest Citizens: 1,622ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,987thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,299thTop
5%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,752ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,446thHighest Drug Use: 4,861stMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,079thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,152ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,443rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,091stMost Inclusive: 7,406thLargest Mining Sector: 7,854thHighest Average Incomes: 10,276thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,020thTop
10%
Nudest: 12,074thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,329thMost Secular: 14,398thMost Efficient Economies: 15,856thMost Politically Free: 15,873rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,918thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,624thMost Pro-Market: 20,797thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,906thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,519thMost Corrupt Governments: 22,463rd
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7th in the regionTop
10%
Most Extreme: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12th in the regionNudest: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Jacobland, leading ethologists are being investigated for illegal electoral interference.
  • : Following new legislation in New Jacobland, vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments.
  • : Following new legislation in New Jacobland, small businesses are gobbled up almost daily by corporate giants.
  • : New Jacobland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in New Jacobland, dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375.
  • : Following new legislation in New Jacobland, the new Chicken Supremacy Party is faring well in the polls.
  • : Following new legislation in New Jacobland, social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks.
  • : Following new legislation in New Jacobland, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Avio.
  • : New Jacobland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in New Jacobland, the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery.

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