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Largest Publishing Industry: 28th Largest Welfare Programs: 33rd Most Advanced Public Education: 37th
The People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Get up for the down stroke
Influence
Enforcer
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Crooked Beat

Population30.576 billion

LeaderStar Child

CurrencyPyramid
AnimalUnfunky UFO

The People's Republic of The Crooked Beat is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Star Child with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 30.576 billion Crooked Beatians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Social Policy, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order receive no funds. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Crooked Beatian economy, worth a remarkable 8,762 trillion Pyramids a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 286,568 Pyramids, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus, many Crooked Beatians struggle to find outlets for their pent-up competitive juices, right-wingers complain that too many people are suckling at the welfare teat, and the nation's leader is normally just referred to as "snuggle-wuggle-huggy-bear". Crime is totally unknown. The Crooked Beat's national animal is the Unfunky UFO, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Crooked Beat is ranked 437th in the world and 4th in A Modern World for Highest Economic Output, with 8,762 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 28thLargest Welfare Programs: 33rdMost Advanced Public Education: 37thLeast Corrupt Governments: 47thMost Compassionate Citizens: 75thNicest Citizens: 81stMost Rebellious Youth: 100thSmartest Citizens: 171stMost Cultured: 176thMost Cheerful Citizens: 176thMost Pacifist: 217thHighest Average Tax Rates: 302ndMost Developed: 365thLargest Governments: 387thHealthiest Citizens: 425thLongest Average Lifespans: 435thHighest Economic Output: 437thSafest: 524thMost Inclusive: 526thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 533rdMost Efficient Economies: 570thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 715thHighest Poor Incomes: 758thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,001stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,008thMost Stationary: 1,247thLargest Populations: 1,350thLowest Crime Rates: 1,364thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,466thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,481stTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,797thHighest Average Incomes: 1,822ndHighest Drug Use: 2,355thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,531stBest Weather: 4,011thMost Influential: 6,847thNudest: 7,142ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,765thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,579thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,733rd
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Safest: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, the nation's leader is normally just referred to as "snuggle-wuggle-huggy-bear".
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, right-wingers complain that too many people are suckling at the welfare teat.
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, many Crooked Beatians struggle to find outlets for their pent-up competitive juices.
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus.
  • : The Crooked Beat's influence in A Modern World fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, local executives are seen on the corner with cardboard signs reading "will oppress the masses for food".
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, builders across The Crooked Beat are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : The Crooked Beat's influence in A Modern World rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler'.

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