by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 154th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 243rd Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 375th
The Fiefdom of
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Civil Rights
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The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, ubiquitous missile silos, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 13.973 billion Pleasures Islandians 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, well-organized 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. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Pleasures Islandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,898 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, Book Publishing, and Tourism. 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 207,460 psis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, the number of judges has tripled in recent months, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, and authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets. 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 1,676th in the world and 36th in the Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 13,392.29 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Largest Black Market: 154thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 243rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 375thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 518thMost Corrupt Governments: 544thMost Beautiful Environments: 663rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,156thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,296thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,428thTop
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Most Stationary: 1,618thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,676thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,737thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,543rdHighest Economic Output: 2,568thLowest Crime Rates: 2,683rdNudest: 2,761stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,204thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,315thHighest Average Incomes: 4,151stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,176thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,646thHighest Drug Use: 5,118thMost Secular: 7,031stMost Influential: 7,142ndLargest Populations: 7,323rdLargest Governments: 7,508thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,367thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,758thMost Cultured: 9,723rdMost Pacifist: 9,919thBest Weather: 10,081stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,569thSmartest Citizens: 10,611thMost Authoritarian: 11,304thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,520thMost Inclusive: 13,512thMost Developed: 13,997thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,532nd
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Largest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Stationary: 30th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 36th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 39th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 40th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 45th in the regionLargest Populations: 54th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 78th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 79th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 88th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 98th in the regionNudest: 98th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 110th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 110th in the regionMost Influential: 116th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 142nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 179th in the regionLargest Governments: 219th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 229th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 233rd in the regionMost Cultured: 287th in the regionMost Secular: 287th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 298th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 325th in the regionBest Weather: 328th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 328th in the regionMost Pacifist: 348th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 376th in the regionMost Developed: 449th in the regionMost Inclusive: 546th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 546th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets.
  • : Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the number of judges has tripled in recent months.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, protestors are soaking piles of psis in blood to make a point about government incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people'.

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