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Most Ignorant Citizens: 7th Most Primitive: 10th Most Devout: 10th
The Confederacy of
Corporate Police State
Deo Vindice
Regional Influence
Dominator
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Confederacy of The Goggles is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Wonko the Sane with an iron fist, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, fear of technology, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.849 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, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. 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 5,495 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 427,714 Triganic Pus, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,842,108 per year while the poor average 63,365, a ratio of 29.1 to 1.

Smiling in public is seen as criminally suspicious behaviour, national chefs believe that you can eat anything so long as you deep fry it first, the dead are minced up and sold to people in burger form, and major polluting industries have painted a lot of their machines green to give an impression of caring about the environment. 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 164,943rd in the world and 3rd in The New Old South for Most Income Equality, scoring 3.44 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 7thMost Primitive: 10thMost Devout: 10thMost Corrupt Governments: 24thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 32ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 46thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 46thLargest Mining Sector: 50thMost Avoided: 59thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 79thLargest Insurance Industry: 82ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 106thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 146thFattest Citizens: 162ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 170thLargest Retail Industry: 195thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 203rdHighest Average Incomes: 300thRudest Citizens: 395thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 417thLargest Agricultural Sector: 751stHighest Economic Output: 815thLowest Crime Rates: 1,105thMost Conservative: 1,702ndTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,817thMost Efficient Economies: 2,126thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,207thLargest Black Market: 4,448thLargest Populations: 8,398thTop
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Most Stationary: 10,593rdMost Extreme: 11,475thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,882ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,968thMost Influential: 13,930th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, major polluting industries have painted a lot of their machines green to give an impression of caring about the environment.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, the dead are minced up and sold to people in burger form.
  • : The Goggles was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, national chefs believe that you can eat anything so long as you deep fry it first.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, smiling in public is seen as criminally suspicious behaviour.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, truancy officers have a hard time catching children trained in advanced camouflage skills.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, journalists giggle uncontrollably while reporting the nation's drug bonfires.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, religious bigotry and a fear of outsiders have replaced religious studies in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in The Goggles, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium.

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