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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,692ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,169thMost Devout: 3,734th
The Benevolent Fist of
Father Knows Best State
Find comfort under the benevolent fist
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Scardino

Population12.171 billion

CapitalPoggioreale
LeaderComrade General Fedele Fantoccini
FaithScardinoism

Currencyflorin
Animalsquirrel

The Benevolent Fist of Scardino is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Comrade General Fedele Fantoccini with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, national health service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.171 billion Scardinoans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Spirituality, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Poggioreale. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 74.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Scardinoan economy, worth a remarkable 1,199 trillion florins a year, is led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Soda Sales. Average income is 98,527 florins, with the richest citizens earning 9.8 times as much as the poorest.

The "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance, policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence', first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one, and hymns sung by popular choirs top the billboard charts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Scardino's national animal is the squirrel, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Scardinoism.

Scardino is ranked 81,023rd in the world and 26th in Lone Wolves United for Largest Black Market, with 585 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,692ndTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,169thMost Devout: 3,734thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,453rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,947thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,271stMost Efficient Economies: 9,246thLowest Crime Rates: 9,330thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9,870thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 12,476thHighest Economic Output: 14,260thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,204thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,036thMost Developed: 19,920thLargest Populations: 20,796thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,812thLargest Governments: 21,580th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Scardino, hymns sung by popular choirs top the billboard charts.
  • : Following new legislation in Scardino, first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one.
  • : Following new legislation in Scardino, policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence'.
  • : Following new legislation in Scardino, the "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance.
  • : Scardino lodged a message on the Lone Wolves United Regional Message Board.
  • : Scardino lodged a message on the Lone Wolves United Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Scardino, agricultural employees work for peanuts.
  • : Following new legislation in Scardino, the government is encouraging violence on television.
  • : Following new legislation in Scardino, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames.
  • : Following new legislation in Scardino, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia.

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