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Largest Gambling Industry: 60thMost Ignorant Citizens: 87thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 119th
The Oppressed Peoples of
Corporate Police State
Such is life
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Scuffleopolis

Population10.683 billion

CapitalThe Den
LeaderA Hungry Bear
FaithGod Is Dead And The Bear Ate Him

CurrencySaltine Cracker
AnimalPotato

The Oppressed Peoples of Scuffleopolis is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by A Hungry Bear with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, lack of airports, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.683 billion Scufflers are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Environment and Education aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Den. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 35.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Scuffling economy, worth a remarkable 3,732 trillion Saltine Crackers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 349,424 Saltine Crackers, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,763,183 per year while the poor average 10,778, a ratio of 256 to 1.

Minefields are being deployed along the border to discourage potential emigrants from trying to leave, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget, the government is telling wizards to put their heart into their work, and commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Scuffleopolis's national animal is the Potato, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is God Is Dead And The Bear Ate Him.

Scuffleopolis is ranked 293,096th in the world and 857th in 10000 Islands for Best Weather, with -1802 meters of sunlight.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 60thMost Ignorant Citizens: 87thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 119thFattest Citizens: 138thMost Avoided: 191stMost Devout: 199thMost Primitive: 225thMost Armed: 311thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 316thLargest Mining Sector: 471stMost Corrupt Governments: 509thHighest Crime Rates: 530thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 591stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 613thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 739thLargest Retail Industry: 786thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 790thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 892ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,238thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,242ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,253rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,307thMost Patriotic: 1,482ndRudest Citizens: 1,700thHighest Average Incomes: 1,799thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,723rdTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,963rdLargest Black Market: 3,236thMost Efficient Economies: 3,798thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,092ndHighest Economic Output: 5,405thNudest: 9,164thLargest Governments: 9,357thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,631stTop
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Most Conservative: 25,940thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 28,670th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Primitive: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionMost Patriotic: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 25th in the regionRudest Citizens: 25th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 26th in the regionNudest: 26th in the regionLargest Black Market: 29th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 32nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 54th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 68th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 70th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 75th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 79th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Scuffleopolis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Scuffleopolis was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Scuffleopolis, commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year.
  • : Following new legislation in Scuffleopolis, the government is telling wizards to put their heart into their work.
  • : Following new legislation in Scuffleopolis, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget.
  • : Following new legislation in Scuffleopolis, minefields are being deployed along the border to discourage potential emigrants from trying to leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Scuffleopolis, the annual Adult Film Awards have a category for most titillating aftershave advert.
  • : Scuffleopolis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Scuffleopolis was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Scuffleopolis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.

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