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Most Primitive: 55th Most Ignorant Citizens: 490th Most Devout: 598th
The Royal Isles of
Democratic Socialists
For community
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Shalotte

Population13.872 billion

CapitalAlauna
LeaderAlsa II
FaithShalotte Pantheon

Currencybarter
Animalpuffin

The Royal Isles of Shalotte is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Alsa II with an even hand, and renowned for its teetotalling pirates, prohibition of alcohol, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 13.872 billion Shalottes are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alauna. The average income tax rate is 85.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Shalotte economy, worth 49.6 trillion barters a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration. Average income is 3,575 barters, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Exceptionally healthy police officers can sprint after crooks for hours on end, Shalotte police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, it's considered a civil right to be allowed to neglect and mistreat your own children, and meetings are often scheduled for "about four-ish" following complete conversion to sundials. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Shalotte's national animal is the puffin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Shalotte Pantheon.

Shalotte is ranked 16,272nd in the world and 110th in Forest for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Most Primitive: 55thMost Ignorant Citizens: 490thMost Devout: 598thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,301stBest Weather: 1,563rdTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,590thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,892ndNicest Citizens: 3,265thMost Cultured: 4,528thMost Pacifist: 4,749thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,826thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,007thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,795thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 10,019thLargest Populations: 12,607thNudest: 13,195thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,248thHighest Crime Rates: 15,402ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,272nd
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Most Primitive: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 14th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 18th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 36th in the regionLargest Populations: 41st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shalotte was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Shalotte, meetings are often scheduled for "about four-ish" following complete conversion to sundials.
  • : Following new legislation in Shalotte, it's considered a civil right to be allowed to neglect and mistreat your own children.
  • : Following new legislation in Shalotte, Shalotte police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in Shalotte, exceptionally healthy police officers can sprint after crooks for hours on end.
  • : Following new legislation in Shalotte, escargots have lost their charm ever since they started to be called 'cooked land snails'.
  • : Following new legislation in Shalotte, the comic book series 'Alsa II and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.
  • : Following new legislation in Shalotte, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome.
  • : Following new legislation in Shalotte, Alsa II is famed for giving great back rubs.
  • : Following new legislation in Shalotte, from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Shalotte.

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