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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 345thMost Armed: 385thHighest Crime Rates: 428th
The Pirate Waters of
Capitalizt
AVAST YE LANDLUBBERS!
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Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Scurvy Sea

Population4.971 billion

CapitalBuccaneer Bay
LeaderHigh Captain Jolly Roger Redbeard
FaithMaritime Superstition

CurrencyDoubloon
AnimalMonkey

The Pirate Waters of Scurvy Sea is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by High Captain Jolly Roger Redbeard with an even hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, enslaved workforce, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 4.971 billion Scallywags enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government prioritizes Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Law & Order and Healthcare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Buccaneer Bay. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Scurvy Sean economy, worth 824 trillion Doubloons a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 165,793 Doubloons, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,295,749 per year while the poor average 5,388, a ratio of 240 to 1.

A few people seem to spend their whole time complaining, recent events have left citizens both shaken and stirred, corporations have to consult a fifty-page "sanctions spreadsheet" to determine which countries they are allowed to do business with, and drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Scurvy Sea's national animal is the Monkey, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Maritime Superstition.

Scurvy Sea is ranked 226,490th in the world and 7,140th in Balder for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -17.03 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 345thMost Armed: 385thHighest Crime Rates: 428thLargest Gambling Industry: 532ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 542ndFattest Citizens: 704thRudest Citizens: 749thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 938thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,148thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,278thLargest Retail Industry: 1,514thMost Primitive: 1,537thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,605thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,977thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,477thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,508thMost Avoided: 2,633rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,223rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,317thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,781stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,137thMost Efficient Economies: 10,223rdHighest Average Incomes: 10,843rdTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13,683rdHighest Drug Use: 15,902ndMost Devout: 17,653rdMost Cultured: 18,827thMost Pro-Market: 18,949thHighest Economic Output: 21,382nd
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 14th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 23rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 26th in the regionFattest Citizens: 31st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 51st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 52nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 57th in the regionMost Primitive: 65th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 65th in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 86th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 102nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 107th in the regionMost Avoided: 135th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 147th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 147th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 262nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 277th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 283rd in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 401st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 425th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 450th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 516th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 684th in the regionMost Stationary: 726th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Scurvy Sea, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.
  • : Following new legislation in Scurvy Sea, corporations have to consult a fifty-page "sanctions spreadsheet" to determine which countries they are allowed to do business with.
  • : Following new legislation in Scurvy Sea, recent events have left citizens both shaken and stirred.
  • : Following new legislation in Scurvy Sea, a few people seem to spend their whole time complaining.
  • : Following new legislation in Scurvy Sea, rural Scallywags stare in awe at the bright lights of the big cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Scurvy Sea, the nation's mettle is about to be tested.
  • : Following new legislation in Scurvy Sea, it is often said that only High Captain Jolly Roger Redbeard could bring down Dàguó.
  • : Following new legislation in Scurvy Sea, the roundel of the Scurvy Sean Air Force has become an internationally recognized symbol of destruction.
  • : Following new legislation in Scurvy Sea, High Captain Jolly Roger Redbeard shot first.
  • : Following new legislation in Scurvy Sea, enemy agents are generally eliminated with extreme prejudice.

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