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Most Ignorant Citizens: 38thMost Primitive: 40thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 60th
The Unified States of
Psychotic Dictatorship
If you can read this, you will be punished!
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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New Palimpsest

Population12.284 billion

CapitalPornography City
LeaderJ Nathaniel Gotha
FaithCranberrianism

CurrencyPalimpsest Florgon
Animalbunny viper

The Unified States of New Palimpsest is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by J Nathaniel Gotha with an iron fist, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, lack of airports, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.284 billion New Palimpsestians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pornography City. The average income tax rate is 81.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Palimpsestian economy, worth a remarkable 4,587 trillion Palimpsest Florgons 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. 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 amazing 373,447 Palimpsest Florgons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

It is mandatory for actors to exit stage left, first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one, school guidance counselors recommend monastic vows as an alternative to higher education, and the sound of wooden legs echo throughout New Palimpsest after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. New Palimpsest's national animal is the bunny viper, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Cranberrianism.

New Palimpsest is ranked 841st in the world and 37th in The North Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 258,254.69 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 38thMost Primitive: 40thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 60thMost Devout: 65thLargest Mining Sector: 86thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 132ndMost Corrupt Governments: 189thMost Avoided: 320thMost Patriotic: 437thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 509thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 521stLargest Black Market: 540thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 556thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 576thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 620thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 646thHighest Poor Incomes: 841stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 878thFattest Citizens: 922ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,215thLowest Crime Rates: 1,225thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,997thLargest Retail Industry: 3,194thLargest Governments: 4,323rdMost Conservative: 5,045thNudest: 5,286thMost Efficient Economies: 5,535thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,836thMost Authoritarian: 6,995thRudest Citizens: 6,996thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,724thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,203rdTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 14,367thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,554thLargest Insurance Industry: 21,874th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 16th in the regionMost Patriotic: 19th in the regionLargest Black Market: 20th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionFattest Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 31st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 32nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 37th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 52nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 72nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 90th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 155th in the regionNudest: 161st in the regionLargest Governments: 217th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 251st in the regionMost Conservative: 275th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 298th in the regionRudest Citizens: 341st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 360th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 434th in the regionLargest Populations: 475th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 518th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 626th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 672nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 790th in the regionMost Stationary: 865th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1,043rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,074th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Palimpsest, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout New Palimpsest after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax.
  • : Following new legislation in New Palimpsest, school guidance counselors recommend monastic vows as an alternative to higher education.
  • : Following new legislation in New Palimpsest, first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one.
  • : Following new legislation in New Palimpsest, it is mandatory for actors to exit stage left.
  • : Following new legislation in New Palimpsest, goldfish bowls are three metres in diameter.
  • : Following new legislation in New Palimpsest, the police have been known to wiretap confessional boxes.
  • : Following new legislation in New Palimpsest, foreign musicians that J Nathaniel Gotha dislikes are turned away at the border.
  • : Following new legislation in New Palimpsest, ritual mummification is making a comeback.
  • : Following new legislation in New Palimpsest, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds.
  • : Following new legislation in New Palimpsest, singing in public is only allowed if you are singing the praise of the Motherland.

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