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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,339thNudest: 2,251stLargest Black Market: 2,817th
The Nakedness of
Moralistic Democracy
It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes.
Walter J Peabody III
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Sheelberite

Population4.448 billion

CapitalBloodyoath
LeaderWalter J Peabody III
FaithPantheism

Currencydollarydoo
AnimalFlamin' Codswallop

The Nakedness of Sheelberite is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Walter J Peabody III with an even hand, and remarkable for its national health service, state-planned economy, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 4.448 billion Sheelberites are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bloodyoath. The average income tax rate is 57.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sheelberitean economy, worth 675 trillion dollarydoos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 151,933 dollarydoos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Government workers are regularly taken hostage by protesters, dinosaur breeders have a yabba-dabba-doo gay old time in Sheelberite, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, and the Sheelberitean Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sheelberite's national animal is the Flamin' Codswallop, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Pantheism.

Sheelberite is ranked 1,339th in the world and 49th in The East Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 10,095.56 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,339thTop
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Nudest: 2,251stLargest Black Market: 2,817thMost Primitive: 2,955thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,808thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,838thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,005thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,432ndRudest Citizens: 4,470thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,984thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,690thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,363rdHighest Poor Incomes: 9,737thMost Influential: 9,879thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,230thTop
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Most Cultured: 12,352ndHighest Average Incomes: 12,981stBest Weather: 13,061stMost Secular: 15,135thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,233rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 19,485th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 49th in the regionLargest Black Market: 52nd in the regionNudest: 60th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 107th in the regionRudest Citizens: 120th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 123rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 126th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 131st in the regionMost Primitive: 137th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 183rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 293rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 297th in the regionMost Cultured: 320th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 343rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 369th in the regionBest Weather: 402nd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 417th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 487th in the regionMost Secular: 491st in the regionMost Influential: 546th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 645th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 649th in the regionLargest Populations: 681st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, the Sheelberitean Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, dinosaur breeders have a yabba-dabba-doo gay old time in Sheelberite.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, government workers are regularly taken hostage by protesters.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, the government's religious works are headed by a New Age guru.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Sheelberite was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes.

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