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Rudest Citizens: 75thHighest Crime Rates: 211thMost Armed: 282nd
The Vermin Guild of
Anarchy
From your first cigarette / To your last dyin' day
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Ratfink

Population7.607 billion

CapitalScrapheap
LeaderRat King
FaithVermintide

Currencystolen good
AnimalSewer Rat

The Vermin Guild of Ratfink is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Rat King with a fair hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, rampant corporate plagiarism, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 7.607 billion Ratfinks live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken individuals is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Scrapheap. Income tax is unheard of.

The thriving Verminous economy, worth a remarkable 1,696 trillion stolen goods a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 223,010 stolen goods, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,040,687 per year while the poor average 2,629, a ratio of 776 to 1.

Tumbleweeds made of litter adorn city streets, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', the industries of Ratfink are coughing all the way to the bank, and a shocking number of estate planners are beneficiaries of their clients' wills. 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. Ratfink's national animal is the Sewer Rat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Vermintide.

Ratfink is ranked 489th in the world and 3rd in The Bar on the corner of every region for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 46,818.01 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 75thHighest Crime Rates: 211thMost Armed: 282ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 322ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 326thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 380thMost Avoided: 456thFattest Citizens: 464thLargest Retail Industry: 489thLargest Gambling Industry: 513thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 532ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 548thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,282ndMost Pro-Market: 1,351stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,559thTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,604thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,952ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,045thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,835thHighest Average Incomes: 5,544thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,915thMost Cultured: 6,811thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,682ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,605thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,349thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,369thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,900thLargest Mining Sector: 11,649thHighest Economic Output: 11,845thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,943rdTop
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Most Secular: 17,594thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,677thMost Inclusive: 18,203rdLargest Insurance Industry: 20,868thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21,835thMost Politically Free: 24,269thHighest Drug Use: 25,650th
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Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ratfink, a shocking number of estate planners are beneficiaries of their clients' wills.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratfink, the industries of Ratfink are coughing all the way to the bank.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratfink, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratfink, tumbleweeds made of litter adorn city streets.
  • : Ratfink was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Ratfink was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratfink, scientific progress marches ever forward with the first ever launch of a cheeseburger into space.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratfink, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratfink, takeaway food bought on the weekend now comes with fifty percent more sweat and tears.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratfink, the government has stated an intention to min-max its stats for 'teh pwnage'.

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