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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 333rd Largest Mining Sector: 430th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 583rd
The Arenore of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Service, duty, honour
Arveth Marenthel
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Taurenor

Population24.429 billion

CapitalArenore
LeaderArveth Marenthel

CurrencyArvrin Hourcred
AnimalTaurenori Peacock

The Arenore of Taurenor is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Arveth Marenthel with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 24.429 billion Taurenoris 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 minute, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arenore. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Taurenorian economy, worth a remarkable 6,404 trillion Arvrin Hourcreds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 262,176 Arvrin Hourcreds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 944,682 per year while the poor average 52,029, a ratio of 18.2 to 1.

Grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them, national surveys report that bellies are getting fuller while heads are getting emptier, there's a lot of smoke from the nation's "green economy", and children prefer to begin their day with push-ups rather than breakfast. 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. Taurenor's national animal is the Taurenori Peacock, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Taurenor is ranked 154,637th in the world and 5,430th in Balder for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -20 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 333rdLargest Mining Sector: 430thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 583rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 708thHighest Economic Output: 876thHighest Disposable Incomes: 905thLargest Publishing Industry: 961stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 993rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,101stMost Efficient Economies: 1,209thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,230thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,445thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,520thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,032ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,101stHighest Average Incomes: 2,455thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,560thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,669thMost Developed: 2,669thMost Avoided: 2,808thLargest Populations: 3,214thNudest: 3,459thMost Cultured: 3,547thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,913thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,989thLargest Black Market: 4,024thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,093rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,215thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 9,482ndLongest Average Lifespans: 9,556thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,020thMost Devout: 14,262ndMost Subsidized Industry: 14,356thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,005th
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Largest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 26th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 28th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 31st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 57th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 66th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 66th in the regionLargest Populations: 68th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 77th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 78th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 81st in the regionMost Developed: 85th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 102nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 124th in the regionMost Avoided: 137th in the regionMost Cultured: 148th in the regionNudest: 162nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 199th in the regionLargest Black Market: 228th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 237th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 246th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 368th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 381st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 403rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 459th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 532nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 533rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Taurenor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Taurenor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Taurenor, children prefer to begin their day with push-ups rather than breakfast.
  • : Following new legislation in Taurenor, there's a lot of smoke from the nation's "green economy".
  • : Following new legislation in Taurenor, national surveys report that bellies are getting fuller while heads are getting emptier.
  • : Following new legislation in Taurenor, grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them.
  • : Following new legislation in Taurenor, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter.
  • : Following new legislation in Taurenor, student exchange programs are in trouble as everyone wants to leave but no-one wants to come.
  • : Following new legislation in Taurenor, dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive.
  • : Following new legislation in Taurenor, children who display even minimal sporting aptitude are immediately assigned a personal trainer.

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