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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 281st Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 349th Largest Information Technology Sector: 427th
The Republic of
Corporate Bordello
In God We Trust
Influence
Superpower
Founder / Story Director
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Republic of Tessen is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by President James Reagan with a fair hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, parental licensing program, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 27.453 billion Tessens are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, with Defense and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Milwaukee. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Tessen economy, worth a remarkable 7,112 trillion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 259,065 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,037,811 per year while the poor average 43,392, a ratio of 23.9 to 1.

No personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police, barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the Milwaukee Natural History Museum, the new classical revitalization of Milwaukee is expected to be completed sometime in the next century, and Animal Liberationists are regularly arrested. Crime is totally unknown. Tessen's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Tessen is ranked 7,858th in the world and 3rd in American Union for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.49 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 281stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 349thLargest Information Technology Sector: 427thHighest Economic Output: 520thLargest Retail Industry: 581stMost Cultured: 586thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 640thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 702ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 712thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 743rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 842ndMost Efficient Economies: 849thMost Devout: 853rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 996thLargest Populations: 1,337thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,493rdTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,015thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,373rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,125thMost Influential: 3,159thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,173rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,043rdSmartest Citizens: 4,348thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,799thSafest: 5,911thHealthiest Citizens: 6,242ndMost Avoided: 7,422ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,858thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 9,106thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,592ndLargest Black Market: 10,239thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,124thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,877thLowest Crime Rates: 13,879thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,379thNicest Citizens: 15,694thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,540th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, Animal Liberationists are regularly arrested.
  • : Tessen was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, the new classical revitalization of Milwaukee is expected to be completed sometime in the next century.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the Milwaukee Natural History Museum.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, no personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, muscular women are banned from competing in sporting competitions.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, a new guerrilla marketing campaign for tap water involves government agents spraying random citizens with hose water.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, owning a tractor is widely regarded as an essential prerequisite to most government positions.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life.

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