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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 488thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 601stHighest Crime Rates: 633rd
The City State of
Capitalist Paradise
City of 1000 Islands, 1000 Ideas, 1000 Inventions
Influence
Contender
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Thaulandi

Population11.208 billion

CapitalStallhaven Port
FaithNone

CurrencyFlorin
AnimalOwl

The City State of Thaulandi is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 11.208 billion Thaulandians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Defense and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Law & Order receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stallhaven Port. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Thaulandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,244 trillion Florins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 200,292 Florins, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,813,483 per year while the poor average 2,620, a ratio of 692 to 1.

Interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBT Governor goes house hunting, blocked storm drains cause sanitation problems, men's magazines give handy tips on the most effective way to throw heavy stones, and basket-weaving is the nation's latest fad. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. 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 237,468th in the world and 28th in The Sportsbook for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring -7.07 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 488thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 601stHighest Crime Rates: 633rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 654thRudest Citizens: 711thLargest Gambling Industry: 811thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 883rdMost Armed: 983rdFattest Citizens: 994thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,174thLargest Retail Industry: 1,212thMost Avoided: 1,499thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,702ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,971stTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,516thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,536thLargest Mining Sector: 5,764thHighest Average Incomes: 6,550thMost Efficient Economies: 6,796thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,926thHighest Economic Output: 7,040thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,787thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,177thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,536thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,610thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 14,043rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,061stMost Subsidized Industry: 16,339thMost Pro-Market: 16,969thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,035thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,593rdHighest Drug Use: 19,442ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,806thMost Secular: 20,854thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21,133rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,260th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, basket-weaving is the nation's latest fad.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, men's magazines give handy tips on the most effective way to throw heavy stones.
  • : Thaulandi was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, blocked storm drains cause sanitation problems.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBT Governor goes house hunting.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, priceless Maxtopian artwork can often be found in executive bathrooms.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Thaulandian pirates.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, billion-Florin sentient AI killbots roll through the streets dispensing hot dogs and T-shirts.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaulandi, epileptic patients switch their medications to whichever has a 'buy one get one free' offer.

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