by Max Barry

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,489th Most Devout: 11,143rd Most Pro-Market: 11,851st
The Republic of
Right-wing Utopia
Advance Plarcarna
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Republic of Plarcarna is a tiny, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 7 million Plarcarnans are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The relatively small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.9%.

The very strong Plarcarnan economy, worth 461 billion Plarcarninian Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 65,912 Plarcarninian Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 266,278 per year while the poor average 10,887, a ratio of 24.5 to 1.

Journalists giggle uncontrollably while reporting the nation's drug bonfires, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government, new urban roads are threatening city parks, and school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force. Plarcarna's national animal is the Wedge Tailed Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Plarcarna is ranked 11,143rd in the world and 3rd in Celtic Nations for Most Devout, with 1,811.62 Prayers Per Hour.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,489thMost Devout: 11,143rdMost Pro-Market: 11,851stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,882nd
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Plarcarna, school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students.
  • : Plarcarna's influence in Celtic Nations rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Following new legislation in Plarcarna, new urban roads are threatening city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Plarcarna, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Plarcarna, journalists giggle uncontrollably while reporting the nation's drug bonfires.
  • : Following new legislation in Plarcarna, the constant playing of Merry Birthday on Plarcarnan radio has led to calls for the song to be classified as a crime against humanity.
  • : Following new legislation in Plarcarna, a large concrete wall is being built around the country's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in Plarcarna, tourists often cite 'hiding money in an off-shore banking account' as their main reason to visit the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Plarcarna, online weather reports are predicting five years of glorious sunshine for Plarcarna.
  • : Plarcarna's influence in Celtic Nations rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".

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