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Most Valuable International Artwork: 97thMost Scientifically Advanced: 467thMost Influential: 514th
The Brand of
Father Knows Best State
Once great stars fall, and now are dangers.
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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New Kowloon Bay

Population5.795 billion

CapitalNeu Miltonford
LeaderJosephine Windham
FaithKowlooni Christianity

CurrencyBay Dollar
AnimalSandclawed Phoenix

The Brand of New Kowloon Bay is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Josephine Windham with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, public floggings, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.795 billion Kowloonis are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neu Miltonford. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Kowlooni economy, worth a remarkable 1,818 trillion Bay Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 313,886 Bay Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The crispy fried liver of a Sandclawed Phoenix is prized as a tasty treat by vagrants, people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned, no personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police, and the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Kowloon Bay's national animal is the Sandclawed Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Kowlooni Christianity.

New Kowloon Bay is ranked 302,576th in the world and 1,093rd in 10000 Islands for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 17.03 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 97thMost Scientifically Advanced: 467thMost Influential: 514thMost Efficient Economies: 955thLowest Crime Rates: 1,134thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,225thLargest Governments: 1,234thSmartest Citizens: 1,264thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,271stMost Patriotic: 1,320thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,423rdMost Developed: 1,749thHighest Average Incomes: 2,051stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,075thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,118thMost Secular: 2,130thMost Inclusive: 2,338thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,437thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,818thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,827thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,916thHealthiest Citizens: 3,040thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3,234thHighest Food Quality: 3,293rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,615thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,249thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,782ndLargest Publishing Industry: 5,468thRudest Citizens: 5,810thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,534thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,950thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,356thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,663rdMost Cultured: 8,696thLargest Retail Industry: 9,085thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,216thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,127thHighest Economic Output: 11,577thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,624thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 20,389thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22,394th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Patriotic: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 27th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 30th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 32nd in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 40th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 43rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 43rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 46th in the regionMost Secular: 48th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 49th in the regionMost Inclusive: 54th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 55th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 63rd in the regionMost Influential: 71st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 71st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 78th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 92nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 95th in the regionRudest Citizens: 98th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 98th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 101st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Kowloon Bay, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : Following new legislation in New Kowloon Bay, no personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police.
  • : Following new legislation in New Kowloon Bay, people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned.
  • : Following new legislation in New Kowloon Bay, the crispy fried liver of a Sandclawed Phoenix is prized as a tasty treat by vagrants.
  • : Following new legislation in New Kowloon Bay, religious households enthusiastically use whips in private.
  • : Following new legislation in New Kowloon Bay, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass".
  • : Following new legislation in New Kowloon Bay, disposable antiseptic wipes are considered a social necessity.
  • : Following new legislation in New Kowloon Bay, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
  • : Following new legislation in New Kowloon Bay, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to New Kowloon Bay as a reminder of their "special relationship".
  • : Following new legislation in New Kowloon Bay, scientists are researching the best way to kill off humanity to prevent catastrophic war.

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