by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,830thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,436thLargest Mining Sector: 5,047th
The United Communes of
Moralistic Democracy
All of Laudesia, for all of the people
Premier Julian Johnson
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

South Laudesia

Population4.091 billion

CapitalEast Hades
LeaderPremier Julian Johnson

CurrencySterling
AnimalEagle

The United Communes of South Laudesia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Premier Julian Johnson with an even hand, and remarkable for its closed borders, barren, inhospitable landscape, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 4.091 billion South Laudesians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of East Hades. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 30.2%.

The frighteningly efficient South Laudesian economy, worth 594 trillion Sterlings 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. 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 145,297 Sterlings, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, a weakened police force struggles to maintain law and order, and the government tries not to listen to the people unless it absolutely has to. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. South Laudesia's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

South Laudesia is ranked 64,403rd in the world and 22nd in Autropolis for Smartest Citizens, with 38.19 quips per hour.

Top
1%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,830thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,436thTop
5%
Largest Mining Sector: 5,047thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,227thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,833rdMost Patriotic: 5,967thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,272ndLargest Black Market: 8,675thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,794thTop
10%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 15,958thHighest Average Incomes: 16,523rdHealthiest Citizens: 19,262ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,830thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,479thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,522nd
Top
10%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in South Laudesia, the government tries not to listen to the people unless it absolutely has to.
  • : Following new legislation in South Laudesia, a weakened police force struggles to maintain law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in South Laudesia, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Following new legislation in South Laudesia, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.
  • : Following new legislation in South Laudesia, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.
  • : South Laudesia was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Moralistic Democracy".
  • : South Laudesia's influence in Autropolis rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : South Laudesia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in South Laudesia, family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off.
  • : Following new legislation in South Laudesia, it's believed that women's brains will overheat if they think for themselves.

More...

Report