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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,402ndMost Avoided: 3,801stFattest Citizens: 4,067th
The Republic of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Football is an honest game
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Stoneisland

Population11.868 billion

CapitalThe Stadium
LeaderGeorge Best
FaithFootball

CurrencyQuib
AnimalAnorak

The Republic of Stoneisland is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by George Best with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 11.868 billion Hooligans enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Environment is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Stadium. The average income tax rate is 22.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Hooligan economy, worth a remarkable 1,401 trillion Quibs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 118,095 Quibs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens must pay to enjoy Stoneisland's pristine beaches, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways, and funding for education has been redirected into the military. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Stoneisland's national animal is the Anorak, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Football.

Stoneisland is ranked 115,552nd in the world and 3,885th in Balder for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 846.18 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Top
5%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,402ndMost Avoided: 3,801stFattest Citizens: 4,067thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,594thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,875thLargest Gambling Industry: 10,031stTop
10%
Most Armed: 11,234thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,420thHighest Economic Output: 11,454thLargest Black Market: 12,619thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,757thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,749thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,118thMost Influential: 17,437thLargest Mining Sector: 20,475th
Top
5%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 177th in the regionMost Influential: 181st in the regionMost Avoided: 189th in the regionFattest Citizens: 225th in the regionTop
10%
Most Rebellious Youth: 403rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 422nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 480th in the regionMost Armed: 502nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 503rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 567th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 613th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 650th in the regionLargest Black Market: 653rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 680th in the regionLargest Populations: 688th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Stoneisland's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Stoneisland's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Stoneisland was refounded in Balder.
  • : Stoneisland ceased to exist in The Crown Federation of Recon.
  • : Stoneisland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Stoneisland's influence in The Crown Federation of Recon rose from "Ambassador" to "Negotiator".
  • : Stoneisland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market and the Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Stoneisland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Stoneisland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Stoneisland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.

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