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Most Authoritarian: 216thMost Conservative: 333rdMost Extreme: 1,084th
The Dictatorship of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Best Sleep of Your Life
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The My Pillow Guy

Population978 million

Currencydollah
Animalbald eagle

The Dictatorship of The My Pillow Guy is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 978 million My Pillow Guyians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 48.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant My Pillow Guyian economy, worth 8.34 trillion dollahs 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Pizza Delivery. 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 8,522 dollahs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies, the only way to escape lengthy prison terms is in a body bag, jaywalking will put an end to a family tree, and lines of trenches demarcate the nation's borders. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The My Pillow Guy's national animal is the bald eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The My Pillow Guy is ranked 251,929th in the world and 4,614th in Artificial Solar System for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -56.57 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 216thMost Conservative: 333rdMost Extreme: 1,084thTop
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Most Income Equality: 2,715thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,055th
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Most Conservative: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 14th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 33rd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 292nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 333rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The My Pillow Guy, lines of trenches demarcate the nation's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in The My Pillow Guy, jaywalking will put an end to a family tree.
  • : Following new legislation in The My Pillow Guy, the only way to escape lengthy prison terms is in a body bag.
  • : Following new legislation in The My Pillow Guy, travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies.
  • : Following new legislation in The My Pillow Guy, legislators toe the party line lest the Sergeant-at-Arms decide to conduct "truncheon practice" on the backbench.
  • : Following new legislation in The My Pillow Guy, those who cut young children are told to cut it out.
  • : Following new legislation in The My Pillow Guy, disadvantaged neighbourhoods have become no-go areas after sundown.
  • : Following new legislation in The My Pillow Guy, children who believe in the tooth fairy are frequently shipped off to Bigtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in The My Pillow Guy, The My Pillow Guy has designated The My Pillow Guy City as its capital city.
  • : The My Pillow Guy's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".

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