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Rudest Citizens: 6th Largest Retail Industry: 12th Highest Crime Rates: 18th
The Eternal Misfortune of
Anarchy
Stop reading my motto!
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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Pallidonia

Population8.337 billion

CurrencyHorse
AnimalDollar

The Eternal Misfortune of Pallidonia is a colossal, cultured nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.337 billion Pallidonians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Law & Order and Environment not funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Pallidonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,370 trillion Horses a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an amazing 284,342 Horses, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,654,302 per year while the poor average 2,672, a ratio of 993 to 1.

Young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech, subsidisation of Big Pharma has stopped many corporate executives from having to sell their second homes, and Pallidonia City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight. 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. Pallidonia's national animal is the Dollar, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Pallidonia is ranked 163,370th in the world and 7,197th in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 40.47 on the Human Development Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 6thLargest Retail Industry: 12thHighest Crime Rates: 18thMost Armed: 21stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23rdLargest Gambling Industry: 30thFattest Citizens: 75thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 103rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 108thMost Rebellious Youth: 130thMost Avoided: 136thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 146thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 188thMost Ignorant Citizens: 204thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 281stHighest Disposable Incomes: 722ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,061stMost Extreme: 1,299thHighest Drug Use: 1,346thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,394thMost Politically Free: 1,401stLargest Mining Sector: 1,559thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 1,784thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,876thMost Pro-Market: 1,885thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,017thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,935thHighest Economic Output: 4,313thMost Efficient Economies: 4,482ndNudest: 6,149thMost Cultured: 6,731stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,752ndLargest Insurance Industry: 8,191stTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 10,943rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,005thLargest Black Market: 11,190thMost Stationary: 12,007thMost Influential: 15,388th
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Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Extreme: 12th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 24th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 42nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 64th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 74th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 79th in the regionNudest: 132nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 151st in the regionMost Cultured: 205th in the regionMost Stationary: 241st in the regionLargest Populations: 270th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 297th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 297th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 322nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 338th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 718th in the regionMost Influential: 739th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pallidonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, Pallidonia City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, subsidisation of Big Pharma has stopped many corporate executives from having to sell their second homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, strange men lingering in offices distributing television sets is a basis for a system of government.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, cigarettes are dead-cheap.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace'.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Pallidonian mussels the biggest in the South Pacific.

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