by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 170th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 262nd Most Corrupt Governments: 546th
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Pleasures Island

Population15.065 billion

CapitalPleasures Island City
Faitha major religion


The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 15.065 billion Pleasures Islandians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pleasures Island City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Pleasures Islandian economy, worth a remarkable 3,381 trillion psis 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 Information Technology, Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. 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 an amazing 224,439 psis, with the richest citizens earning 9.3 times as much as the poorest.

Pleasures Island's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, Pleasures Island is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, waste is frequently shipped to other countries, and doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pleasures Island's national animal is the human, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is a major religion.

Pleasures Island is ranked 32,956th in the world and 1,428th in the Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 9.35 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Largest Black Market: 170thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 262ndMost Corrupt Governments: 546thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 582ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 617thMost Beautiful Environments: 648thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,048thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,320thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,345thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,438thMost Stationary: 1,521stTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,235thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,591stLowest Crime Rates: 2,608thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,737thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,013thHighest Average Incomes: 3,495thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,146thNudest: 4,169thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,262ndMost Secular: 5,503rdLargest Publishing Industry: 6,407thLargest Governments: 6,564thLargest Populations: 6,987thMost Influential: 7,616thMost Developed: 7,792ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,999thMost Cultured: 8,303rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,341stTop
Best Weather: 8,914thSmartest Citizens: 9,478thMost Pacifist: 9,849thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,541stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,091stMost Subsidized Industry: 12,101stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,268thMost Inclusive: 12,765th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Stationary: 25th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 31st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 42nd in the regionLargest Populations: 51st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 71st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 72nd in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 77th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 83rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 96th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 98th in the regionMost Influential: 116th in the regionNudest: 122nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 126th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 164th in the regionLargest Governments: 173rd in the regionMost Secular: 185th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 195th in the regionMost Cultured: 223rd in the regionMost Developed: 253rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 253rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 254th in the regionBest Weather: 266th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 278th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 292nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 296th in the regionMost Pacifist: 309th in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 444th in the regionMost Inclusive: 445th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 595th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 643rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 671st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, waste is frequently shipped to other countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, Pleasures Island is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • : Pleasures Island was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, Pleasures Island's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed and the Top 10% for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, children spout "Ad idem" involuntarily throughout the day.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food.
  • : Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.


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