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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,439thHighest Crime Rates: 1,500thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,422nd
The Deer Hunters of
Corporate Bordello
One shot is what it's all about.
Influence
Vassal
Communications Director
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Sedge

Population22.942 billion

LeaderSedge

CurrencyDollar
AnimalDeer

The Deer Hunters of The Sedge is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Sedge with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, complete lack of prisons, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 22.942 billion Sedgeans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.8%.

The all-consuming Sedgean economy, worth a remarkable 1,896 trillion 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, Woodchip Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 82,673 Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 422,605 per year while the poor average 8,894, a ratio of 47.5 to 1.

Sedge can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers, saying "don't do anything that Sedge wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal, and bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Sedge's national animal is the Deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Sedge is ranked 115,598th in the world and 64th in Founderless for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 1,390.33 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,439thHighest Crime Rates: 1,500thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,422ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,644thRudest Citizens: 3,179thFattest Citizens: 3,486thMost Armed: 4,186thMost Avoided: 4,823rdLargest Retail Industry: 5,117thLargest Populations: 5,186thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,655thHighest Economic Output: 8,752ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,028thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,010thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,465thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 20,269thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21,001stLargest Insurance Industry: 23,222ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 23,360th
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Rudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 11th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Sedge was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, saying "don't do anything that Sedge wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal.
  • : The Sedge was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate and the Top 10% for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, Sedge can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : The Sedge lodged a message on the Founderless Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, it's not mass murder when the government does it.

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