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The Grim Reaper

Population15.148 billion

Leaderthe Grim Reaper


The Havent you people ever heard of The Grim Reaper is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Grim Reaper with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, smutty television, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 15.148 billion Reapers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, although Healthcare, Social Policy, and Welfare are also considered important, while Law & Order and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Necropolis. The average income tax rate is 47.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming undead economy, worth a remarkable 1,581 trillion souls 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, highly specialized black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Retail, and Cheese 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 impressive 104,411 souls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams, meetings are often scheduled for "about four-ish" following complete conversion to sundials, and getting an infected tattoo is considered a rite of passage in The Grim Reaper. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Grim Reaper's national animal is the zombie, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Grim Reaper is ranked 42,723rd in the world and 10th in Snazzy for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 116.57 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Highest Crime Rates: 634thMost Armed: 908thMost Rebellious Youth: 985thTop
Largest Black Market: 1,752ndFattest Citizens: 2,208thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,871stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,349thMost Avoided: 4,231stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,579thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,669thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,272ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,431stMost Cultured: 5,876thMost Inclusive: 6,425thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,601stHighest Economic Output: 7,690thNudest: 8,534thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,535thTop
Largest Populations: 8,758thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,025thMost Politically Free: 13,224thMost Devout: 13,775thSmartest Citizens: 14,405thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,786th
Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the region

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