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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 4,873rd Highest Drug Use: 10,680th Most Extreme: 12,367th
The Borderlands of
Iron Fist Socialists
We Will Endure
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Rare

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Tay Han

Population36 million

CurrencyLien
AnimalJake Retake

The Borderlands of Tay Han is a small, genial nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The cynical population of 36 million Tay Hanians are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 42.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The fragile Tay Hanian economy, worth 926 billion Liens 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 a slick, highly efficient black market in Information Technology, Cheese Exports, Soda Sales, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 25,747 Liens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

In musicals everybody's a little bit racist, national chefs believe that you can eat anything so long as you deep fry it first, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, and selfie stick use is a required Scout badge. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tay Han's national animal is the Jake Retake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Tay Han is ranked 127,201st in the world and 5,625th in the South Pacific for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 2,725.24 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 4,873rdTop
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Highest Drug Use: 10,680thMost Extreme: 12,367thMost Income Equality: 14,345th
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 107th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 332nd in the regionTop
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Nudest: 507th in the regionMost Extreme: 522nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 667th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 730th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Tay Han, selfie stick use is a required Scout badge.
  • : Following new legislation in Tay Han, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.
  • : Following new legislation in Tay Han, national chefs believe that you can eat anything so long as you deep fry it first.
  • : Following new legislation in Tay Han, in musicals everybody's a little bit racist.
  • : Following new legislation in Tay Han, inter-species marriages are ignored by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Tay Han, foreigners are treated with great suspicion.
  • : Following new legislation in Tay Han, hipster cyclists declare that "metal is dead".
  • : Following new legislation in Tay Han, morale within the seismologist community has hit rock bottom.
  • : Following new legislation in Tay Han, it's surprisingly hard to find pictures of the bad haircuts from Leader's childhood.
  • : Following new legislation in Tay Han, clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions.

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