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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd
The Matriarchy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Hic Sunt Bella Dracones
Influence
Power
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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PapaBellum

Population10.623 billion

CapitalBella
LeaderQueen Regent PapaBellum
FaithIntrabellum Pact

CurrencyBlood Pound
AnimalDragon

The Matriarchy of PapaBellum is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Queen Regent PapaBellum with an iron fist, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, ubiquitous missile silos, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 10.623 billion Draconixeses 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Education and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bella. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient PapaBellumian economy, worth a remarkable 6,679 trillion Blood Pounds 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 and Information Technology. 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 a breathtaking 628,789 Blood Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts, former arms manufacturing CEOs are now delivering food for minimum wage, policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence', and citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. PapaBellum's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Intrabellum Pact.

PapaBellum is ranked 18,709th in the world and 2nd in Papastan for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 5,494.82 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rdHighest Poor Incomes: 26thMost Corrupt Governments: 59thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 69thHighest Average Tax Rates: 81stLargest Governments: 91stMost Advanced Public Education: 93rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 106thHighest Average Incomes: 117thLargest Black Market: 125thMost Subsidized Industry: 136thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 146thLowest Crime Rates: 168thLargest Information Technology Sector: 201stMost Secular: 207thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 305thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 399thHealthiest Citizens: 467thMost Armed: 630thMost Efficient Economies: 640thMost Beautiful Environments: 689thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 770thSmartest Citizens: 822ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 951stHighest Economic Output: 1,057thBest Weather: 1,176thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,477thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,919thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,006thMost Authoritarian: 3,785thMost Stationary: 8,815thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,328thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 10,677thMost Developed: 12,203rdMost Conservative: 13,639thMost Influential: 13,903rdMost Extreme: 14,628thMost Inclusive: 15,379thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,709thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,723rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in PapaBellum, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims.
  • : Following new legislation in PapaBellum, policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence'.
  • : Following new legislation in PapaBellum, former arms manufacturing CEOs are now delivering food for minimum wage.
  • : Following new legislation in PapaBellum, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts.
  • : Following new legislation in PapaBellum, minefields are being deployed along the border to discourage potential emigrants from trying to leave.
  • : Following new legislation in PapaBellum, citizens have an obligation to remain silent and anything they say may be used against them.
  • : Following new legislation in PapaBellum, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in PapaBellum, school plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment.
  • : Following new legislation in PapaBellum, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days.
  • : Following new legislation in PapaBellum, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Draconixeses.

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