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Least Corrupt Governments: 11,991stMost Income Equality: 17,950th
The Disputed Territories of
Left-wing Utopia
I will feel it for both of us.
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Overstimulated Lal

Population214 million

CurrencyFeelings
AnimalHuman

The Disputed Territories of Overstimulated Lal is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 214 million Overstimulated Lalians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 58.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Overstimulated Lalian economy, worth 4.11 trillion Feelings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is 19,186 Feelings, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's a lot of hot air coming from the Capitol Building, the government is financing an extremely costly war against malaria, the Party has more splits than a yo-yo dieter's trousers, and rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Overstimulated Lal's national animal is the Human, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Overstimulated Lal is ranked 67,680th in the world and 24th in Libertarian Socialist Confederation for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 1,497.48 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 11,991stMost Income Equality: 17,950th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Overstimulated Lal, rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements.
  • : Following new legislation in Overstimulated Lal, the Party has more splits than a yo-yo dieter's trousers.
  • : Following new legislation in Overstimulated Lal, the government is financing an extremely costly war against malaria.
  • : Following new legislation in Overstimulated Lal, there's a lot of hot air coming from the Capitol Building.
  • : Following new legislation in Overstimulated Lal, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries.
  • : Overstimulated Lal's influence in Libertarian Socialist Confederation rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Following new legislation in Overstimulated Lal, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.
  • : Following new legislation in Overstimulated Lal, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Overstimulated Lal, Overstimulated Lalian novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about Leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Overstimulated Lal, stylish juvenile delinquents are highly overrepresented in fatal motorcycle accidents.

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