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Most Income Equality: 2,728thMost Authoritarian: 5,957thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,261st
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Sobs Boratis

Population608 million

Currencypound
Animalcow

The Empire of Sobs Boratis is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 608 million Sobs Boratisians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Healthcare, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 44.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Sobs Boratisian economy, worth 4.88 trillion pounds 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Woodchip Exports. 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 8,028 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Harry Potter books are banned, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list, cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors, and polygamy is legal. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sobs Boratis's national animal is the cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sobs Boratis is ranked 87,230th in the world and 6th in Fantasies for Most Influential, scoring 104 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Income Equality: 2,728thMost Authoritarian: 5,957thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 11,261stMost Extreme: 14,918th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sobs Boratis, polygamy is legal.
  • : Sobs Boratis's influence in Fantasies fell from "Dealmaker" to "Instigator".
  • : Following new legislation in Sobs Boratis, cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors.
  • : Sobs Boratis was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Sobs Boratis published "Religion" (Factbook: Culture).
  • : Following new legislation in Sobs Boratis, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list.
  • : Following new legislation in Sobs Boratis, Harry Potter books are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Sobs Boratis, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate.
  • : Following new legislation in Sobs Boratis, concerned environmentalists wipe away their tears with tissues sourced from Tasmanian old-growth redwoods.
  • : Following new legislation in Sobs Boratis, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks.

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