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Highest Crime Rates: 219th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 272nd Most Armed: 280th
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Born Free; Always Free
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The Liberated Territories

Population10.74 billion

CapitalIndependence City
LeaderGeneralissimo
FaithNo Religion

CurrencyLiberty Dollar
AnimalSnek

The Libertarian Republics of The Liberated Territories is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Generalissimo with an even hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, free-roaming dinosaurs, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 10.74 billion Territoriesians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, pro-business individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with International Aid also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Independence City. Income tax is unheard of.

The large but stagnant Territoriesian economy, worth 212 trillion Liberty Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 19,747 Liberty Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 99,081 per year while the poor average 2,205, a ratio of 44.9 to 1.

The government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds, 13-year-old internet trolls are treated as a threat on par with terrorists, and stuttering trypanophobes are doomed never to marry. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Liberated Territories's national animal is the Snek, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is No Religion.

The Liberated Territories is ranked 42,591st in the world and 13th in Zentari for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 2,150.33 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Highest Crime Rates: 219thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 272ndMost Armed: 280thFattest Citizens: 295thMost Avoided: 379thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 383rdRudest Citizens: 940thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,310thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,570thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,721stMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,612thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,198thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 9,318thHighest Drug Use: 9,398thNudest: 10,956thMost Pro-Market: 14,875thMost Secular: 15,195thLargest Populations: 16,872nd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the region

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