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Most Conservative: 232nd Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,658th Most Ignorant Citizens: 5,783rd
The Orwellian Dictatorship of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Tis for thee, Oceania
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The English Socialist Union of Oceania

Population2.282 billion

CapitalLondon
LeaderBig Brother
FaithEnglish Socialism

CurrencyVictory Dollar
AnimalBear

The Orwellian Dictatorship of The English Socialist Union of Oceania is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Big Brother with an iron fist, and notable for its irreverence towards religion, restrictive gun laws, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.282 billion Oceanians 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of London. The average income tax rate is 73.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Oceanian economy, worth 160 trillion Victory Dollars 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 slick, highly efficient black market in Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Retail. 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 70,428 Victory Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway, mouldy bread is served as an appetizer in many restaurants, troublemakers just happen to be reassigned to distant mining operations, and ten-year-olds are applying for lemonade stand operator licences. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The English Socialist Union of Oceania's national animal is the Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is English Socialism.

The English Socialist Union of Oceania is ranked 144,580th in the world and 94th in Changuu for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -5 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Conservative: 232ndTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,658thMost Ignorant Citizens: 5,783rdMost Authoritarian: 5,964thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8,808thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,341stMost Avoided: 10,275thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,552ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,322ndMost Extreme: 14,807thSafest: 16,796th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionTop
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Safest: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the region

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