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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 27thLargest Gambling Industry: 29th
The Grand Overkingdom of
Corporate Police State
Not in sheep we trust, but in SuperSheep the Wondrous
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Sheeptopia

Population38.141 billion

CapitalOvinian Magnus
LeaderImperator Ovan XXII
FaithEmperor Cult

Currencynoofnard
Animalsheep

The Grand Overkingdom of Sheeptopia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Imperator Ovan XXII with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, enslaved workforce, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 38.141 billion Sheeptopians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ovinian Magnus. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Sheeptopian economy, worth an astonishing 23,324 trillion noofnards a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 611,531 noofnards, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,727,873 per year while the poor average 5,501, a ratio of 1,041 to 1.

The "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Sheeptopians any less frightened, the sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans, the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens, and scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Sheeptopia's national animal is the sheep, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Emperor Cult.

Sheeptopia is ranked 179,960th in the world and 196th in The Land of Kings and Emperors for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 712.17 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 27thLargest Gambling Industry: 29thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 45thFattest Citizens: 47thHighest Disposable Incomes: 49thHighest Economic Output: 51stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 63rdMost Avoided: 63rdLargest Insurance Industry: 65thMost Corrupt Governments: 78thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 83rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 90thLargest Retail Industry: 94thLargest Mining Sector: 97thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 103rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 109thHighest Average Incomes: 139thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 166thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 170thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 198thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 228thMost Armed: 266thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 285thRudest Citizens: 487thHighest Crime Rates: 538thLargest Populations: 555thMost Devout: 574thMost Efficient Economies: 622ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 724thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 742ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,383rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,432ndTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,701stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,575thMost Stationary: 6,164thLargest Black Market: 7,061stLargest Governments: 7,791stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,809thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,119thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,571stTop
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Most Influential: 12,833rdMost Conservative: 13,379thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,419thMost Pro-Market: 21,904thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,712th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 19th in the regionMost Extreme: 21st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, the sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Sheeptopians any less frightened.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, agriculture is heavily subsidized by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Ovinian Magnus to enjoy their national art.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, human sacrifice to the metaphorical altar of Mammon ensures national prosperity.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, well-off serial killers write monthly checks to avoid jail time.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, children who believe in the tooth fairy are frequently shipped off to Bigtopia.

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