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Rudest Citizens: 154thMost Armed: 258thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 289th
The Anarcho-Capitalism SuperStat of
Corporate Bordello
Aren't freedom and guns like soooooo cool???
Voluntary-Chan
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Strangers Club

Population2.562 billion

CapitalNew Strange City
LeaderVoluntary-Chan
FaithVoluntarism

CurrencyStrange Mon
AnimalStrange Catgirl

The Anarcho-Capitalism SuperStat of The Strangers Club is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Voluntary-Chan with a fair hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, digital currency, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 2.562 billion Strangers 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, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Defense and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Strange City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Strange economy, worth 647 trillion Strange Mons a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 252,833 Strange Mons, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,326,588 per year while the poor average 2,809, a ratio of 828 to 1.

Elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation, the intelligence community is playing 4-D chess with an imaginary spy network, young criminals are told they'll go to bed without supper if they do it again, and the police have been known to wiretap confessional boxes. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Strangers Club's national animal is the Strange Catgirl, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Voluntarism.

The Strangers Club is ranked 30,065th in the world and 110th in The Glorious Nations of Iwaku for Largest Black Market, with 6.48 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Rudest Citizens: 154thMost Armed: 258thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 289thHighest Crime Rates: 299thLargest Retail Industry: 350thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 365thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 379thFattest Citizens: 464thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 470thLargest Gambling Industry: 528thMost Avoided: 734thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 994thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,010thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,090thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,495thMost Efficient Economies: 1,616thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,377thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,855thHighest Average Incomes: 3,293rdLargest Insurance Industry: 4,577thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,669thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,087thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,395thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,443rdLargest Mining Sector: 5,823rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,987thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,313thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,229thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,637thTop
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Most Cultured: 14,332ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,290thMost Secular: 15,864thMost Pro-Market: 18,280thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,477thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,155thHighest Drug Use: 20,626th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 18th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 27th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 33rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 34th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 35th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 38th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 47th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Strangers Club, the police have been known to wiretap confessional boxes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Strangers Club, young criminals are told they'll go to bed without supper if they do it again.
  • : Following new legislation in The Strangers Club, the intelligence community is playing 4-D chess with an imaginary spy network.
  • : Following new legislation in The Strangers Club, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation.
  • : Following new legislation in The Strangers Club, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.
  • : Following new legislation in The Strangers Club, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army.
  • : Following new legislation in The Strangers Club, Strange politics is literally a blood sport.
  • : Following new legislation in The Strangers Club, almost all of the nation's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
  • : Following new legislation in The Strangers Club, the government subsidizes everything from particle physics to fabric softeners.
  • : Following new legislation in The Strangers Club, the only places to see Strange Catgirls now are at local zoos.

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