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Most Influential: 949thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,043rdLargest Black Market: 2,272nd
The Land of
Father Knows Best State
For the King, the Law and the People
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Townside

Population13.737 billion

CapitalTown Beside the Sea
LeaderKing Charles III
FaithChurch of Townside

CurrencyTownsider Pound
AnimalEnfield

The Land of Townside is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by King Charles III with an iron fist, and remarkable for its aversion to nipples, public floggings, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 13.737 billion Townsiders are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Healthcare, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Town Beside the Sea. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Townside economy, worth a remarkable 3,567 trillion Townsider Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 259,703 Townsider Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Townside Blood Tithe, dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission, recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable, and election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Townside's national animal is the Enfield, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of Townside.

Townside is ranked 12,847th in the world and 17th in The Western Isles for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 414,658 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Influential: 949thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,043rdLargest Black Market: 2,272ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,413thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3,209thHighest Average Incomes: 4,590thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,895thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,224thHighest Economic Output: 5,558thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,718thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,832ndRudest Citizens: 6,864thLargest Retail Industry: 6,948thLargest Governments: 7,207thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,051stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,551stMost Patriotic: 9,678thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,727thMost Stationary: 10,051stHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,545thMost Developed: 11,114thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,255thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,276thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,425thMost Efficient Economies: 12,446thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,847thLowest Crime Rates: 12,992ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,482ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,577thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,981stMost Subsidized Industry: 14,189thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 14,826thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,889thMost Secular: 15,683rdLargest Publishing Industry: 18,309thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,105thBest Weather: 23,570thMost Cultured: 27,278th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Patriotic: 12th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Stationary: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Townside, election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll.
  • : Following new legislation in Townside, recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable.
  • : Following new legislation in Townside, dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission.
  • : Following new legislation in Townside, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Townside Blood Tithe.
  • : Following new legislation in Townside, immersive video game experiences are interrupted by incessant disclaimer pop-ups.
  • : Following new legislation in Townside, the military will start wars with other nations on a lark.
  • : Following new legislation in Townside, the nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy.
  • : Following new legislation in Townside, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft.
  • : Following new legislation in Townside, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Townside, the sanitised and dull music festivals of Townside are famed for their reasonable volume levels.

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