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Largest Gambling Industry: 39thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 51stFattest Citizens: 58th
The Grand Overkingdom of
Corporate Police State
Not in sheep we trust, but in SuperSheep the Wondrous
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Sheeptopia

Population36.746 billion

CapitalOvinian Magnus
LeaderImperator Ovan XXII
FaithEmperor Cult

Currencynoofnard
Animalsheep

The Grand Overkingdom of Sheeptopia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Imperator Ovan XXII with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ritual sacrifices, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 36.746 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, although Industry is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. 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 21,647 trillion noofnards a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Average income is a breathtaking 589,118 noofnards, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,330,988 per year while the poor average 24,424, a ratio of 177 to 1.

The act of reporting blasphemy is known as 'Orthodoxxing', parents must decide between buying food and taking their children to the park, the Holy Office of the Inquisition is the highest court in the land, and coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops. 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 67,558th in the world and 176th in The Land of Kings and Emperors for Most Authoritarian, with 846.05 milliStalins.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 39thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 51stFattest Citizens: 58thHighest Economic Output: 59thHighest Disposable Incomes: 59thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 65thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 70thLargest Insurance Industry: 70thMost Avoided: 75thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 87thMost Corrupt Governments: 90thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 91stLargest Mining Sector: 106thLargest Agricultural Sector: 109thLargest Retail Industry: 114thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 118thHighest Average Incomes: 148thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 194thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 194thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 202ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 217thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 301stRudest Citizens: 367thMost Armed: 385thLargest Populations: 560thMost Ignorant Citizens: 561stMost Devout: 627thHighest Crime Rates: 734thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 840thMost Efficient Economies: 1,013thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,120thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,271stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,394thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,393rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,248thLargest Black Market: 6,216thMost Stationary: 6,473rdLargest Publishing Industry: 10,123rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,220thLargest Governments: 10,377thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,834thMost Influential: 13,542ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,608th
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Black Market: 16th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 18th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 35th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 39th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 44th in the regionMost Influential: 52nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, the Holy Office of the Inquisition is the highest court in the land.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, parents must decide between buying food and taking their children to the park.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, the act of reporting blasphemy is known as 'Orthodoxxing'.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, lonely people are supposed to be cheered up by the many parties that they are never invited to.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, school children are forced to sing the national anthem every morning.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, the nation has declared war on all passing comets.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheeptopia, citizens are encouraged to show displeasure with politicians by poking them with sharp metal sticks.

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