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Highest Poor Incomes: 356thLargest Information Technology Sector: 362ndLargest Black Market: 398th
The Occupied Land of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Praise be the Glorious Sun.
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Summerset Castle

Population12.714 billion

CapitalWinterspring
LeaderBarnes
FaithSolarity

Currencyshard
Animalfrog

The Occupied Land of Summerset Castle is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Barnes with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, infamous sell-swords, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.714 billion Summersetians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Administration, and Industry are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winterspring. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Summersetian economy, worth a remarkable 4,985 trillion shards 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, 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 an amazing 392,159 shards, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains, bizarre-looking creatures called 'frogdogs' dominate wildlife preserves, hundreds of sailors ride the good ship Barnes day after day, and environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Summerset Castle's national animal is the frog, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Solarity.

Summerset Castle is ranked 55,677th in the world and 2,111th in Osiris for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 4,821.97 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 356thLargest Information Technology Sector: 362ndLargest Black Market: 398thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 627thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 643rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 965thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,019thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,020thHighest Average Incomes: 1,048thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,101stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,163rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,466thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,524thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,045thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,270thLowest Crime Rates: 2,391stLargest Governments: 2,483rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,562ndHighest Economic Output: 2,620thTop
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Most Developed: 2,877thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,241stMost Efficient Economies: 3,761stSmartest Citizens: 4,012thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,605thMost Patriotic: 5,205thMost Devout: 7,197thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,428thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,202ndLargest Welfare Programs: 9,428thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,185thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,897thMost Influential: 12,549thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 16,224thLargest Populations: 25,765thMost Authoritarian: 26,801st
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 25th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 27th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 34th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 35th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 37th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 41st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 55th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 66th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 83rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 89th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 92nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 100th in the regionMost Developed: 111th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 112th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 133rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 146th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 151st in the regionMost Influential: 151st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 162nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 191st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 238th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 341st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 371st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 419th in the regionFattest Citizens: 507th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 521st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 565th in the regionMost Stationary: 576th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Summerset Castle, environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Summerset Castle, hundreds of sailors ride the good ship Barnes day after day.
  • : Following new legislation in Summerset Castle, bizarre-looking creatures called 'frogdogs' dominate wildlife preserves.
  • : Following new legislation in Summerset Castle, commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains.
  • : Following new legislation in Summerset Castle, handling people's data is proving an immersive experience.
  • : Following new legislation in Summerset Castle, the Treasury has been accused of flushing money down the toilet.
  • : Following new legislation in Summerset Castle, access to the woods is only granted to those who bring a small shrubbery.
  • : Following new legislation in Summerset Castle, government ministers claim to ride dragons to work.
  • : Summerset Castle was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in Summerset Castle, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 7 » Malphe II, Arkadia Universalis, ALSUDAN, Gormhuth, Dragonian Alliance, Tethys 13, and Lukatonia.

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