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Largest Retail Industry: 3,954thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,045thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,334th
The Chorus Line of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
I was thinking about a little cabaret I know on Rigel 2
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Rigel 2

Population3.813 billion

CapitalSandapam
LeaderRobert Klymyshyn

CurrencyGold-pressed Latinum Strip
AnimalWing-Slug

The Chorus Line of Rigel 2 is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Robert Klymyshyn with an even hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, otherworldly petting zoo, and digital currency. The compassionate, hard-working population of 3.813 billion Rigelians 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sandapam. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Rigelian economy, worth 443 trillion Gold-pressed Latinum Strips a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 116,399 Gold-pressed Latinum Strips, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 404,876 per year while the poor average 24,386, a ratio of 16.6 to 1.

The restriction that you must be over 1.1 metres tall to ride a carnotaurus has recently been waived, artists attempt to convince the Hardship Fund that their unmade bed is a masterpiece, most academic research has ground to a halt, and the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. Rigel 2's national animal is the Wing-Slug, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Rigel 2 is ranked 169,371st in the world and 188th in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 796.89 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 3,954thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,045thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,334thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,048thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,981stMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,659thTop
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Most Pacifist: 13,773rdNicest Citizens: 20,173rdBest Weather: 22,785thMost Efficient Economies: 22,974thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 23,081st
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Most Developed: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Average: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 15th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 17th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 19th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, most academic research has ground to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, artists attempt to convince the Hardship Fund that their unmade bed is a masterpiece.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, the restriction that you must be over 1.1 metres tall to ride a carnotaurus has recently been waived.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, vanity is considered the fifth cardinal virtue.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, Rigel 2 has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
  • : Rigel 2 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, there's a bright dawn ahead for Rigel 2.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines.
  • : Rigel 2's influence in United Earth Space Probe Agency fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".

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