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Most Corrupt Governments: 83rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 91stFattest Citizens: 104th
The Black Dog of
Iron Fist Consumerists
When in doubt execute, otherwise exterminate
The Supreme Bas Mungo of Phleb
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Phlebacite

Population13.885 billion

CapitalFeersum Glass Cow
LeaderThe Supreme Bas Mungo of Phleb

Currencymarvin
Animallesser spotted humpbacked gnubradoodle

The Black Dog of Phlebacite is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Supreme Bas Mungo of Phleb with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, parental licensing program, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 13.885 billion Phlebacitean Whitfurnooyabasses 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, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Feersum Glass Cow. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Phlebacitean economy, worth a remarkable 6,533 trillion marvins a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 470,573 marvins, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,992,493 per year while the poor average 71,795, a ratio of 27.8 to 1.

It is now illegal for teens to view any sites except Club Kitten and My Little Donkey, there's a bustling black market for vegetables, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch, and cubicles often double as graves as citizens literally work themselves to death. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Phlebacite's national animal is the lesser spotted humpbacked gnubradoodle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Phlebacite is ranked 1,724th in the world and 29th in 10000 Islands for Largest Governments, scoring 59.16 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most Corrupt Governments: 83rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 91stFattest Citizens: 104thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 130thHighest Disposable Incomes: 145thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 173rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 205thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 263rdLargest Insurance Industry: 289thMost Avoided: 320thMost Secular: 428thLargest Mining Sector: 436thLargest Retail Industry: 467thMost Patriotic: 475thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 572ndHighest Average Incomes: 589thMost Valuable International Artwork: 602ndMost Efficient Economies: 631stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 714thRudest Citizens: 865thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,324thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,439thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,528thLargest Governments: 1,724thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,931stHighest Economic Output: 2,092ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,269thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 3,133rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,418thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,857thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,122ndSmartest Citizens: 4,686thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,882ndNudest: 5,180thLargest Black Market: 7,136thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,960thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,962ndMost Stationary: 10,445thMost Influential: 11,627thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,171stLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,005th
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Patriotic: 7th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionMost Secular: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionNudest: 15th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 35th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 38th in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 45th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 45th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 47th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 47th in the regionLargest Black Market: 54th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 59th in the regionMost Stationary: 83rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Phlebacite was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Phlebacite, cubicles often double as graves as citizens literally work themselves to death.
  • : Following new legislation in Phlebacite, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch.
  • : Following new legislation in Phlebacite, there's a bustling black market for vegetables.
  • : Following new legislation in Phlebacite, it is now illegal for teens to view any sites except Club Kitten and My Little Donkey.
  • : Following new legislation in Phlebacite, the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens.
  • : Phlebacite was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes, Most Avoided, Most Patriotic, Highest Average Incomes, and Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in Phlebacite, the nation gives peace a chance - usually one in a million.
  • : Following new legislation in Phlebacite, all screens are equal but some are more equal than others.
  • : Following new legislation in Phlebacite, confused-looking pigeons slide gently off frictionless window ledges.

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