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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2nd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd Most Devout: 15th
The Theocracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Spirituality is the Key to Happiness
Regional Influence
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Frightening
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The Theocracy of Opodeldok is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by President Mitchell with an iron fist, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, pith helmet sales, and compulsory vegetarianism. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 28.002 billion Opodeldokians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Law & Order, although Defense and Welfare are also considered important, while Healthcare and Education receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Opodeldok City. The average income tax rate is 85.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Opodeldokian economy, worth a remarkable 4,832 trillion carbon credits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 172,568 carbon credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Immigrant herding has become a national pastime, men's magazines give handy tips on the most effective way to throw heavy stones, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging, and children keel over while singing "President Mitchell Gives Us the Water of Life". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Opodeldok's national animal is the lamb, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Opodeldok is ranked 68,454th in the world and 4th in ZZ 9 Plural Z Alpha for Most Income Equality, scoring 39.59 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2ndMost Devout: 15thBest Weather: 24thMost Primitive: 27thMost Compassionate Citizens: 37thLowest Crime Rates: 37thMost Pacifist: 46thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 60thNicest Citizens: 93rdMost Beautiful Environments: 119thMost Corrupt Governments: 144thLargest Welfare Programs: 172ndMost Stationary: 192ndSafest: 398thLongest Average Lifespans: 437thLargest Governments: 658thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 713thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 732ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 930thMost Subsidized Industry: 971stLargest Populations: 993rdHighest Economic Output: 1,058thMost Efficient Economies: 1,139thTop
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Most Influential: 4,170thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,557thMost Conservative: 6,751stHighest Average Incomes: 7,268thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,513thMost Authoritarian: 17,611th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Opodeldok was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, children keel over while singing "President Mitchell Gives Us the Water of Life".
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging.
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, men's magazines give handy tips on the most effective way to throw heavy stones.
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, immigrant herding has become a national pastime.
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, citizens who don't recite the Pledge of Opodeldok at least three times a day are placed on a terrorist watch-list.
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, denied drugs and entertainment the nation's youth are taking to petty crime to alleviate their boredom.
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways.
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, golden statues of lambs line the memorial avenues of the Funerary District.

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