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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,466thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,023rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,995th
The Crashed Spaceship of
Iron Fist Consumerists
You made us what you would not dare to be yourselves.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Totally Not Salaxalans

Population14.408 billion

CapitalRime
LeaderSvlad Cjelli
FaithChronology

CurrencyDirk
AnimalElectric Monk

The Crashed Spaceship of Totally Not Salaxalans is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Svlad Cjelli with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, parental licensing program, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.408 billion Salaxians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rime. The average income tax rate is 76.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Salaxalansian economy, worth 982 trillion Dirks a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 68,200 Dirks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?", surfers ride tsunamis of record height and toxicity, it is firmly believed that cameras steal souls, and wheelchair users complain it is nearly impossible for them to cross the road in Rime. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Totally Not Salaxalans's national animal is the Electric Monk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Chronology.

Totally Not Salaxalans is ranked 206,049th in the world and 281st in Spiritus for Most Politically Free, scoring 19 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,466thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,023rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,995thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,350thLargest Black Market: 11,715thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 12,430thLargest Populations: 17,213thMost Efficient Economies: 17,855thHighest Economic Output: 18,550thMost Developed: 18,568thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,888thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,434thLowest Crime Rates: 23,965th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 24th in the regionLargest Black Market: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Totally Not Salaxalans, wheelchair users complain it is nearly impossible for them to cross the road in Rime.
  • : Following new legislation in Totally Not Salaxalans, it is firmly believed that cameras steal souls.
  • : Following new legislation in Totally Not Salaxalans, surfers ride tsunamis of record height and toxicity.
  • : Following new legislation in Totally Not Salaxalans, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?".
  • : Following new legislation in Totally Not Salaxalans, farmers are complaining that the buzzing and the sparks from the nearby MagRail are blighting their crops.
  • : Totally Not Salaxalans was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and the Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Totally Not Salaxalans, the government is overcome with ennui.
  • : Following new legislation in Totally Not Salaxalans, mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined.
  • : Following new legislation in Totally Not Salaxalans, theories abound over why conspiracy theorists are being arrested.
  • : Following new legislation in Totally Not Salaxalans, putting a mustache on a banknote is considered defacing a national monument.

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