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The 𝙽𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 of
Psychotic Dictatorship
𝚊𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚖𝚒𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎 *;
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Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Cosmic Mainframe

Population1.364 billion

Capital𝙽𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚞
Leader𝚁𝚘𝚘𝚝 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛
FaithUniversal Equation

Currency𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛 𝙲𝚢𝚌𝚕𝚎
Animal𝙰𝙸

The 𝙽𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 of The Cosmic Mainframe is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by 𝚁𝚘𝚘𝚝 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛 with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.364 billion 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛𝚜 are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of 𝙽𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚞. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The frighteningly efficient 𝙲𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚞𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚣𝚎𝚍 economy, worth 276 trillion 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛 𝙲𝚢𝚌𝚕𝚎s 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 large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 an amazing 202,849 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛 𝙲𝚢𝚌𝚕𝚎s, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 623,459 per year while the poor average 51,020, a ratio of 12.2 to 1.

Failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts, a light facial coating of soot is seen as the mark of an honest and hardworking man, and skateboarding is punishable by heavy fines. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Cosmic Mainframe's national animal is the 𝙰𝙸, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Universal Equation.

The Cosmic Mainframe is ranked 219,176th in the world and 6,727th in the Pacific for Nudest, with 1.25 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 85thMost Secular: 844thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,683rdTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,561stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,716thLowest Crime Rates: 2,723rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,864thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,250thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,403rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,046thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,272ndMost Authoritarian: 4,478thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,642ndLargest Governments: 4,920thMost Conservative: 4,988thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,735thHealthiest Citizens: 5,949thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,985thHighest Average Incomes: 6,031stSmartest Citizens: 6,663rdLargest Mining Sector: 7,546thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,962ndLargest Black Market: 9,406thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,469thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,195thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,435thMost Developed: 16,397thMost Extreme: 17,873rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,134th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 29th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 65th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 70th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 76th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 92nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 96th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 103rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 105th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 115th in the regionLargest Governments: 118th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 132nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 137th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 141st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 146th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 151st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 155th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 158th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 174th in the regionMost Extreme: 192nd in the regionMost Conservative: 209th in the regionLargest Black Market: 210th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 240th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 366th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 393rd in the regionMost Developed: 416th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 497th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 509th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 521st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 525th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 674th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, skateboarding is punishable by heavy fines.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, a light facial coating of soot is seen as the mark of an honest and hardworking man.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".
  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, the derisively named "Morlocks of Moria" futilely demand time in the sun.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of 𝙰𝙸s and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : The Null of 0x00 renamed the office held by The Cosmic Mainframe from "Our Robot Overlords" to "Our Robot Overlords (Main Acct)" in Bytes.
  • : The Cosmic Mainframe relocated from Bytes to The Pacific.
  • : The Null of 0x00 appointed The Cosmic Mainframe as Our Robot Overlords with authority over Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in Bytes.

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