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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,827thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,460thMost Devout: 5,569th
The Second of
Father Knows Best State
Eat fish
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Select One

Population9.822 billion

CapitalAcceptance
LeaderNot Two
Faithfor weak people

CurrencySeed
AnimalPet

The Second of Select One is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Not Two with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, smutty television, and frequent executions. The hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.822 billion Wuns 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Acceptance. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 76.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Wunish economy, worth a remarkable 1,574 trillion Seeds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 160,301 Seeds, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 617,514 per year while the poor average 28,622, a ratio of 21.6 to 1.

Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes, the nation threatens sanctions on islands only visible at low tide, and politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Select One's national animal is the Pet, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is for weak people.

Select One is ranked 180,654th in the world and 20th in Australia for Safest, scoring 33.28 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,827thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,460thMost Devout: 5,569thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,304thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,713thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,830thLowest Crime Rates: 7,748thMost Efficient Economies: 8,605thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,198thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,260thMost Stationary: 9,467thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,821stHighest Economic Output: 10,587thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,936thHealthiest Citizens: 11,032ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,275thLargest Governments: 11,485thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 11,816thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,938thBest Weather: 14,467thMost Influential: 15,700thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,434thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,470thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,246thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,521stSmartest Citizens: 22,159thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,301st
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Select One was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Select One, politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities.
  • : Following new legislation in Select One, the nation threatens sanctions on islands only visible at low tide.
  • : Following new legislation in Select One, sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in Select One, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Select One, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Select One, the nanny industry has had a boom after maternity leave was recently banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Select One, the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service.
  • : Following new legislation in Select One, a new guerrilla marketing campaign for tap water involves government agents spraying random citizens with hose water.
  • : Following new legislation in Select One, citizens who fail to follow the official national religion are executed.

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