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Most Ignorant Citizens: 7th Most Devout: 9th Most Primitive: 12th
The Confederacy of
Corporate Police State
Deo Vindice
Regional Influence
Superpower
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Confederacy of The Goggles is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Wonko the Sane with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, parental licensing program, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.366 billion Gogglesians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Environment and Welfare not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lamuella. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Gogglesian economy, worth a remarkable 5,805 trillion Triganic Pus a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 434,326 Triganic Pus, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,041,435 per year while the poor average 54,981, a ratio of 37.1 to 1.

Banning party poppers has been a real party pooper, amusement park rides frequently collapse due to lack of maintenance, it is a silent spring in The Goggles, and perverts across the land rejoice after 'sexual harassment' was recently renamed 'persuasive courting'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. The Goggles's national animal is the Bugblatter Beast, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Saneism.

The Goggles is ranked 9th in the world and 1st in The New Old South for Most Devout, with 41,621.41 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 7thMost Devout: 9thMost Primitive: 12thMost Corrupt Governments: 24thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 33rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 37thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 38thLargest Mining Sector: 43rdMost Avoided: 53rdLargest Insurance Industry: 77thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 82ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 95thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 121stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 148thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 151stFattest Citizens: 153rdLargest Retail Industry: 167thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 280thHighest Average Incomes: 299thRudest Citizens: 414thMost Conservative: 434thLargest Agricultural Sector: 687thHighest Economic Output: 760thLowest Crime Rates: 1,345thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,440thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,174thLargest Black Market: 5,489thMost Extreme: 5,590thTop
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Largest Populations: 7,947thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,785thMost Stationary: 9,795thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,253rdMost Influential: 12,961stMost Efficient Economies: 14,363rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, perverts across the land rejoice after 'sexual harassment' was recently renamed 'persuasive courting'.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, it is a silent spring in The Goggles.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, amusement park rides frequently collapse due to lack of maintenance.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, tourist operators promise visitors tours of live burning shipwrecks and plane crash sites.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, citizens who don't attend the nation's massive military parades tend to disappear overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, wigged-out hunters report playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, barges of dissidents are being "reeducated through water therapy" in the South Bugblatter Beast Sea.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, mournful opera fans place bouquets of roses at a 3000 capacity parking lot.

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