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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 27th
The Amorphous Mass of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
If it has stats, we can kill it
Gelatinous Dodecahedron
Influence
Hegemony
Founder / War
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Point Blob

Population22.848 billion

Capitalthe Nucleus
LeaderGelatinous Dodecahedron
FaithSuperscience

CurrencyPoint
Animalamorphous blob

The Amorphous Mass of Point Blob is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Gelatinous Dodecahedron with an even hand, and renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 22.848 billion Point Blobians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Nucleus. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Point Blobian economy, worth an astonishing 12,522 trillion Points 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 548,084 Points, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The law says that all Point Blobians are created equal — no matter how they were created, foreign governments are looking into weaponizing the infamous Point Blobian bee, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations, and town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Point Blob's national animal is the amorphous blob, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Superscience.

Point Blob is ranked 23rd in the world and 1st in Wild Hunt for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 220,106.39 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 27thMost Secular: 41stMost Armed: 52ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 82ndLargest Black Market: 85thHighest Crime Rates: 98thRudest Citizens: 122ndHighest Poor Incomes: 143rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 144thHighest Average Incomes: 250thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 270thMost Avoided: 291stFattest Citizens: 308thMost Patriotic: 309thMost Rebellious Youth: 366thHighest Economic Output: 370thMost Advanced Public Education: 738thSmartest Citizens: 782ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,659thLargest Governments: 1,676thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,802ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,905thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,210thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,768thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,026thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,976thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,247thMost Cultured: 5,306thLargest Populations: 6,952ndMost Subsidized Industry: 11,282ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,012thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 16,953rdMost Stationary: 17,789th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Point Blob, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in Point Blob, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations.
  • : Following new legislation in Point Blob, foreign governments are looking into weaponizing the infamous Point Blobian bee.
  • : Following new legislation in Point Blob, the law says that all Point Blobians are created equal — no matter how they were created.
  • : Following new legislation in Point Blob, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
  • : Following new legislation in Point Blob, Gelatinous Dodecahedron's recent "I have a dream that we will fight them by raking muck on the beaches" speech seems a little derivative to many.
  • : Following new legislation in Point Blob, Point Blobians teach life's not worth a damn 'til you can shout out 'I am what I am'.
  • : Following new legislation in Point Blob, citizens have to stick a fork into an electrical outlet to get a buzz.
  • : Following new legislation in Point Blob, news headlines suggest that Gelatinous Dodecahedron has a sideline in guinea pig pimping.
  • : Point Blob lodged a message on the Wild Hunt Regional Message Board.

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