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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 345thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,061stMost Primitive: 1,102nd
The Purple flowers of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Flowers!
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Purple 9

Population7.217 billion

CapitalFlowerville
LeaderThe Purple
FaithPurple

CurrencyPetal
AnimalHoney bee

The Purple flowers of Purple 9 is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The Purple with an iron fist, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, pith helmet sales, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.217 billion Purple 9ians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Flowerville. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 80.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Purple 9ian economy, worth a remarkable 1,290 trillion Petals a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 178,861 Petals, with the richest citizens earning 9.2 times as much as the poorest.

Sales of fishnet stockings have reached a record high, schoolchildren are divided over The Purple's "Why Tigers are Cooler than Lions" speech, calling dibs is an unalienable right, and political candidates who don't release their birth certificates are presumed to have been born in Maxtopia. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Purple 9's national animal is the Honey bee, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Purple.

Purple 9 is ranked 267,046th in the world and 106th in Nerdlandia for Smartest Citizens, with 0.42 quips per hour.

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1%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 345thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,061stMost Primitive: 1,102ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,342ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,559thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,700thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,107thMost Avoided: 2,300thLargest Black Market: 2,420thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,502ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 4,876thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,493rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,964thNudest: 7,138thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,533rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,873rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,933rdHighest Average Incomes: 10,124thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,983rdTop
10%
Largest Welfare Programs: 14,169thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,389thMost Secular: 15,838thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,959thHighest Economic Output: 16,227thMost Efficient Economies: 16,318thLargest Governments: 18,750thLargest Retail Industry: 20,712th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Largest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionMost Primitive: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Purple 9, political candidates who don't release their birth certificates are presumed to have been born in Maxtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple 9, calling dibs is an unalienable right.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple 9, schoolchildren are divided over The Purple's "Why Tigers are Cooler than Lions" speech.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple 9, sales of fishnet stockings have reached a record high.
  • : Purple 9 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare and Highest Wealthy Incomes and the Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple 9, the controversial show 'Who Wants to be an Immigrant?' has become wildly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple 9, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple 9, Maxtopian slaves are routinely sold as an optional extra for household appliances.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple 9, administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple 9, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail.

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