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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 284th Most Subsidized Industry: 397th Most Advanced Public Education: 893rd
The Sultanate of
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You do not throw rocks at a man who's got a machine gun
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Puraykinia

Population2.7 billion

CapitalGoldsville
LeaderSheik Abdul Amin Kaissie
FaithThe Cult of Lee

Currencybolt
Animalwolf

The Sultanate of Puraykinia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Sheik Abdul Amin Kaissie with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, fear of technology, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.7 billion Puraykinians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Goldsville. The average income tax rate is 92.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Puraykinian economy, worth 444 trillion bolts a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 164,611 bolts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Cubicles often double as graves as citizens literally work themselves to death, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked, police detectives carry phrenology calipers as part of their standard kit, and vacationing Puraykinians expect to be treated as royalty. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Puraykinia's national animal is the wolf, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is The Cult of Lee.

Puraykinia is ranked 81,574th in the world and 164th in The Black Hawks for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 284thMost Subsidized Industry: 397thMost Advanced Public Education: 893rdTop
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Largest Black Market: 1,980thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,000thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,033rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,882ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,965thLargest Mining Sector: 4,137thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,745thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,837thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,674thTop
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Largest Governments: 8,607thHighest Average Incomes: 9,785thMost Efficient Economies: 10,029thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,208thRudest Citizens: 15,173rdLowest Crime Rates: 15,536th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 25th in the regionLargest Governments: 26th in the regionRudest Citizens: 26th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 31st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 31st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Puraykinia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, vacationing Puraykinians expect to be treated as royalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, police detectives carry phrenology calipers as part of their standard kit.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, cubicles often double as graves as citizens literally work themselves to death.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Goldsville as a backdrop.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, the Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, all Puraykinians love the taste of self-sufficiency.
  • : Following new legislation in Puraykinia, small shoes often wash up on the beach.

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