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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 544thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 908thHighest Crime Rates: 1,069th
The City State of
Corporate Bordello
City of 1000 Islands, 1000 Ideas, 1000 Inventions
Influence
Auxiliary
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Thaulandi

Population10.466 billion

CapitalStallhaven Port
FaithNone

CurrencyFlorin
AnimalOwl

The City State of Thaulandi is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its public floggings, infamous sell-swords, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 10.466 billion Thaulandians 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 tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stallhaven Port. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Thaulandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,794 trillion Florins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 171,431 Florins, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,546,334 per year while the poor average 2,322, a ratio of 665 to 1.

Theft is considered to be okay if the crime happened a long time ago, pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids, priests are being drafted by the church load, and dinosaur breeders have a yabba-dabba-doo gay old time in Thaulandi. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Thaulandi's national animal is the Owl, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is None.

Thaulandi is ranked 220,061st in the world and 28th in The Sportsbook for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.39 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 544thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 908thHighest Crime Rates: 1,069thRudest Citizens: 1,088thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,092ndLargest Gambling Industry: 1,205thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,404thFattest Citizens: 1,470thMost Armed: 1,741stLargest Retail Industry: 1,923rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,952ndTop
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Most Avoided: 2,243rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,424thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,568thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,972ndMost Rebellious Youth: 3,479thHighest Economic Output: 8,819thMost Efficient Economies: 9,195thHighest Average Incomes: 9,787thLargest Mining Sector: 10,396thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 11,680thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,280thMost Pro-Market: 16,445thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,195thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,664thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,195thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,673rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,948thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,512thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,909th
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, dinosaur breeders have a yabba-dabba-doo gay old time in Thaulandi.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, priests are being drafted by the church load.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, theft is considered to be okay if the crime happened a long time ago.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, there's never a spare chair in the retirement home.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, commuters and their desktops both bemoan their hard drives.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, many of the poor live from cradle to grave without ever seeing sunlight.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, the same 10466 social media bloggers always loudly and immediately agree with Leader's every word on Twitcher.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, childhood friends of Leader are living it large abroad at the taxpayers' expense.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, the government blames all suspicious phenomena on flying saucers.

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