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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 240thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 397thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 429th
The Greater Godly Empire of
Corporate Police State
Nothing Awaits You, But An Ocean of Bodies
Arch God of Death Magathor
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Talatorrum

Population3.153 billion

CapitalCastle Sattaruss
LeaderArch God of Death Magathor
FaithUrdom

Currencyholy blessing
Animalcorpseflayer

The Greater Godly Empire of Talatorrum is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Arch God of Death Magathor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its teetotalling pirates, ritual sacrifices, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.153 billion Talatorrumicans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Law & Order, and Spirituality are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Castle Sattaruss. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Talatorrumican economy, worth 755 trillion holy blessings a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 239,539 holy blessings, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,209,424 per year while the poor average 2,594, a ratio of 851 to 1.

Small shoes often wash up on the beach, teddy bear James Dean (aka "the Rebel Without the Claws") helps convince kids that candy cigarettes are cool, bilingual Talatorrumicans are viewed with suspicion, and children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary. Crime is a problem, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Talatorrum's national animal is the corpseflayer, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Urdom.

Talatorrum is ranked 933rd in the world and 1st in Black Pyramid of Magathor for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 20,665.06 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 240thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 397thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 429thMost Ignorant Citizens: 492ndLargest Retail Industry: 506thFattest Citizens: 506thMost Avoided: 559thLargest Gambling Industry: 933rdMost Devout: 972ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,072ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,218thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,416thLargest Mining Sector: 1,825thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,035thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,048thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,070thRudest Citizens: 2,108thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,198thTop
5%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,442ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,552ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,065thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,481stHighest Average Incomes: 3,786thMost Armed: 4,339thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,015thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,358thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,701stLargest Insurance Industry: 7,721stMost Subsidized Industry: 9,764thTop
10%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,710thMost Conservative: 11,776thLargest Governments: 14,429thMost Pro-Market: 17,601stMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,521st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Talatorrum changed the regional password in Black Pyramid of Magathor.
  • : Following new legislation in Talatorrum, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary.
  • : Following new legislation in Talatorrum, bilingual Talatorrumicans are viewed with suspicion.
  • : Following new legislation in Talatorrum, teddy bear James Dean (aka "the Rebel Without the Claws") helps convince kids that candy cigarettes are cool.
  • : Following new legislation in Talatorrum, small shoes often wash up on the beach.
  • : Following new legislation in Talatorrum, people say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour.
  • : Following new legislation in Talatorrum, the navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust.
  • : Following new legislation in Talatorrum, the nation's soldiers are considered the best-dressed in Black Pyramid of Magathor.
  • : Following new legislation in Talatorrum, ports have ground to a halt as no boat can reach them without trespassing.
  • : Talatorrum was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.

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