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Most Patriotic: 694thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 752ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 774th
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The Imagination Animals

Population4.899 billion

CapitalCrossoveripolis
LeaderWaldemar Rochester
FaithIslam

CurrencyCrossoverian Rial
AnimalOpossum

The Republic of The Imagination Animals is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Waldemar Rochester with an iron fist, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, avowedly heterosexual populace, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.899 billion Crossoverians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crossoveripolis. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Crossoverian economy, worth a remarkable 1,238 trillion Crossoverian Rials a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 252,867 Crossoverian Rials, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are forced to donate blood once every three months, students and teachers are regularly stopped and searched for symbols of religious affiliation before class, years of counter-terrorism planning are foiled by small details, and the request to "give us our daily bread" can only be fulfilled six days out of seven. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Imagination Animals's national animal is the Opossum, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Islam.

The Imagination Animals is ranked 29,813th in the world and 4th in SolarFlare for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,631.63 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Patriotic: 694thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 752ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 774thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 776thMost Devout: 879thMost Subsidized Industry: 964thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,870thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,031stMost Efficient Economies: 2,138thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,338thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,661stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,998thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,321stLargest Black Market: 3,529thHighest Average Incomes: 3,799thLargest Governments: 4,306thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,863rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,068thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,468thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,953rdLargest Mining Sector: 9,878thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,471stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,921stHealthiest Citizens: 11,199thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,215thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 14,360thMost Cultured: 14,368thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,076thHighest Economic Output: 16,648thSmartest Citizens: 16,868thMost Conservative: 18,182ndMost Developed: 22,089th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Imagination Animals, the request to "give us our daily bread" can only be fulfilled six days out of seven.
  • : Following new legislation in The Imagination Animals, years of counter-terrorism planning are foiled by small details.
  • : Following new legislation in The Imagination Animals, students and teachers are regularly stopped and searched for symbols of religious affiliation before class.
  • : Following new legislation in The Imagination Animals, citizens are forced to donate blood once every three months.
  • : Following new legislation in The Imagination Animals, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming.
  • : Following new legislation in The Imagination Animals, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century.
  • : Following new legislation in The Imagination Animals, the ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels.
  • : The Imagination Animals agreed to construct embassies between SolarFlare and Calexico and Mexicali.
  • : Following new legislation in The Imagination Animals, many Crossoverians are their brothers' keepers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Imagination Animals, aides are afraid to ask if Waldemar Rochester wants a cup of tea or coffee.

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