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Fattest Citizens: 1stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1stMost Efficient Economies: 1st
The Allied Corporate Empire of
Capitalist Paradise
A Good Place to Raise Your Business
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Northern Borland

Population36.996 billion

CapitalCommerce City
LeaderPresident and CEO

CurrencyGreenback
AnimalBuck

The Allied Corporate Empire of Northern Borland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President and CEO with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, digital currency, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 36.996 billion Northern Borlandians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Commerce City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Borlandian economy, worth an astonishing 40,147 trillion Greenbacks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is a breathtaking 1,085,186 Greenbacks, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,761,826 per year while the poor average 107,978, a ratio of 53.4 to 1.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, it's not just poseurs who wear oversized sound-cancelling headphones as they walk the city streets, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high, and the CEO of Laws Incorporated must sign off on all new bills. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Northern Borland's national animal is the Buck, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Northern Borland is ranked 97th in the world and 2nd in Capitalist Paradise for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 168,218.26 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Fattest Citizens: 1stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1stMost Efficient Economies: 1stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rdLargest Retail Industry: 3rdLargest Gambling Industry: 3rdHighest Economic Output: 4thMost Avoided: 4thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4thMost Armed: 5thRudest Citizens: 5thHighest Average Incomes: 6thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7thHighest Crime Rates: 8thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17thMost Secular: 18thLargest Insurance Industry: 20thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 25thLargest Agricultural Sector: 30thMost Scientifically Advanced: 40thLargest Mining Sector: 56thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 97thMost Rebellious Youth: 120thMost Corrupt Governments: 170thLargest Publishing Industry: 258thSmartest Citizens: 352ndMost Stationary: 401stLargest Information Technology Sector: 653rdMost Subsidized Industry: 779thLargest Populations: 915thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,237thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,226thLargest Governments: 2,717thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,316thLargest Black Market: 5,502ndMost Influential: 5,984thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,024thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 17,112thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,193rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,342ndMost Pro-Market: 19,200th
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, the CEO of Laws Incorporated must sign off on all new bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, it's not just poseurs who wear oversized sound-cancelling headphones as they walk the city streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, many of the poor live from cradle to grave without ever seeing sunlight.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, apprentice builders get teased for wearing hard hats.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, the government nonchalantly sells old nukes to other countries.
  • : Northern Borland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, the population's jaw muscles put sharks to shame.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, diplomats shake hands with their right and hide a poison dagger in their left.

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