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Largest Agricultural Sector: 93rd Most Corrupt Governments: 222nd Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 284th
The Imperial Tsardom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
For the undying union of man and machine
Tsar Kasimir Sparkos
Regional Influence
Superpower
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Imperial Tsardom of Sparkvernia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Tsar Kasimir Sparkos with an iron fist, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, avowedly heterosexual populace, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 13.09 billion Sparkvernians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Czargorod. The average income tax rate is 2.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Sparkvernian economy, worth a remarkable 3,783 trillion novorubles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 289,059 novorubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

The credibility of anti-government demagogues is undermined by government claims that they smell like poo, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Czargorod to enjoy their national art, the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people', and business leaders are mailing Tsar Kasimir Sparkos forged birth certificates in a bid to win their rivals as serfs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Sparkvernia's national animal is the white hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Tsarism.

Sparkvernia is ranked 1,086th in the world and 1st in The Chewlands for Largest Black Market, with 616 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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1%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 93rdMost Corrupt Governments: 222ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 284thLargest Insurance Industry: 401stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 432ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 565thMost Scientifically Advanced: 925thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,026thLargest Black Market: 1,086thHighest Average Incomes: 1,310thLowest Crime Rates: 1,431stHighest Economic Output: 1,621stLargest Mining Sector: 1,686thTop
5%
Most Secular: 2,062ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,305thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,553rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,819thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,852ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,072ndLargest Publishing Industry: 4,170thSmartest Citizens: 4,581stMost Influential: 4,904thMost Cultured: 5,633rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,053rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,301stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,656thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,664thLargest Populations: 8,176thTop
10%
Most Stationary: 9,812thMost Conservative: 10,043rdLargest Governments: 13,401stMost Authoritarian: 14,515thHealthiest Citizens: 15,103rdMost Subsidized Industry: 15,846thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,518thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,728th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, business leaders are mailing Tsar Kasimir Sparkos forged birth certificates in a bid to win their rivals as serfs.
  • : Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people'.
  • : Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Czargorod to enjoy their national art.
  • : Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, the credibility of anti-government demagogues is undermined by government claims that they smell like poo.
  • : Sparkvernia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Sparkvernia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties.
  • : Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Sparkvernia, holidaymakers sleep curled up on the floor as hotel beds are replaced with oversized bookcases.

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