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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 400thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 500thHighest Crime Rates: 508th
The Confederacy of
Anarchy
Libertas, Concilio, Locus Auctoria
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Seleniums

Population20.472 billion

CapitalSeleniums City
Leaderthe Ruiri
FaithAhura Mazdi

CurrencyDogma
AnimalCabybara

The Confederacy of Seleniums is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the Ruiri with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 20.472 billion Seleniumsians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Spirituality, although Industry and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Seleniums City. Income tax is unheard of.

The powerhouse Seleniumsian economy, worth a remarkable 3,962 trillion Dogmas a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 193,538 Dogmas, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,003,699 per year while the poor average 20,220, a ratio of 49.6 to 1.

Attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high, every fourth child is born with flippers instead of hands, bruised children are made to thank their bullies for the valuable life lessons, and Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Seleniums as a reminder of their "special relationship". Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Seleniums's national animal is the Cabybara, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Ahura Mazdi.

Seleniums is ranked 15,754th in the world and 482nd in the Rejected Realms for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 5,753.45 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 400thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 500thHighest Crime Rates: 508thLargest Gambling Industry: 554thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 594thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 616thFattest Citizens: 728thMost Armed: 818thRudest Citizens: 1,147thMost Avoided: 1,614thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,724thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,801stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,811thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,052ndTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,460thLargest Mining Sector: 2,697thHighest Economic Output: 2,723rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,912thLargest Retail Industry: 3,297thMost Devout: 3,465thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,857thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,738thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,753rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,776thLargest Populations: 6,075thHighest Average Incomes: 6,855thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 10,858thMost Politically Free: 13,098thMost Pro-Market: 15,597thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,754thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,814thMost Stationary: 16,868thLargest Black Market: 17,268thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,153rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,561stMost Cheerful Citizens: 19,293rd
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Highest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 24th in the regionMost Armed: 25th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 28th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 29th in the regionFattest Citizens: 32nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 41st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 42nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Avoided: 49th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 55th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 69th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 74th in the regionMost Devout: 87th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 93rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 93rd in the regionLargest Populations: 99th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 111th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 115th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 133rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 157th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 161st in the regionMost Stationary: 163rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 170th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 184th in the regionMost Politically Free: 243rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 285th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 307th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 308th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 360th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 361st in the regionMost Influential: 398th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 399th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 429th in the regionMost Cultured: 474th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 482nd in the regionMost Extreme: 483rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 561st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 565th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 575th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Seleniums was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Seleniums was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Following new legislation in Seleniums, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Seleniums as a reminder of their "special relationship".
  • : Seleniums was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Following new legislation in Seleniums, bruised children are made to thank their bullies for the valuable life lessons.
  • : Seleniums was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Seleniums, every fourth child is born with flippers instead of hands.
  • : Seleniums was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Seleniums was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth and the Top 10% for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Seleniums, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high.

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