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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 55thLargest Agricultural Sector: 70th
The Dominion of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
If I owned this place and Hell, I'd rent this place out
Recidivist
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Trouble Nation

Population31.685 billion

CapitalCrematoria
LeaderRecidivist

CurrencyCredit
AnimalHellhound

The Dominion of Trouble Nation is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Recidivist with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, infamous sell-swords, and soft-spoken computers. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 31.685 billion Trouble Nationians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crematoria. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Trouble Nationian economy, worth an astonishing 15,746 trillion Credits 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Retail. 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 an amazing 496,966 Credits, with the richest citizens earning 5.8 times as much as the poorest.

The Communist Party claims that selling things for profit isn't necessarily capitalism, postcards from Trouble Nationian driving test centres are popular souvenirs, the new coalition government is so large nobody knows where it begins, and saying "don't do anything that Recidivist wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal. Crime is totally unknown. Trouble Nation's national animal is the Hellhound, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Trouble Nation is ranked 165,103rd in the world and 7,513th in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -54.78 on the Rand Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 55thLargest Agricultural Sector: 70thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 116thHighest Disposable Incomes: 119thHighest Economic Output: 135thMost Avoided: 183rdLargest Mining Sector: 196thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 228thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 259thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 303rdHighest Average Incomes: 305thMost Efficient Economies: 417thMost Scientifically Advanced: 492ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 500thSmartest Citizens: 507thLargest Insurance Industry: 535thLargest Retail Industry: 555thLargest Publishing Industry: 586thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 682ndMost Rebellious Youth: 786thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 922ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 986thRudest Citizens: 1,060thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,495thLargest Populations: 1,652ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,814thLargest Black Market: 1,850thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,881stMost Developed: 2,038thTop
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Most Secular: 2,998thLowest Crime Rates: 3,003rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,821stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,623rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,859thLargest Governments: 5,626thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,709thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,690thMost Influential: 13,561stMost Cultured: 14,795thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,532ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,246th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionLargest Populations: 26th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 29th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 33rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 39th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 57th in the regionRudest Citizens: 65th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 70th in the regionLargest Black Market: 72nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 77th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 89th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 116th in the regionMost Secular: 148th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 151st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 208th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 216th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 287th in the regionLargest Governments: 296th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 308th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 454th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 713th in the regionMost Average: 780th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 889th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 944th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Trouble Nation, saying "don't do anything that Recidivist wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal.
  • : Following new legislation in Trouble Nation, the new coalition government is so large nobody knows where it begins.
  • : Following new legislation in Trouble Nation, postcards from Trouble Nationian driving test centres are popular souvenirs.
  • : Following new legislation in Trouble Nation, the Communist Party claims that selling things for profit isn't necessarily capitalism.
  • : Following new legislation in Trouble Nation, legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass.
  • : Following new legislation in Trouble Nation, whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Trouble Nationian Embarrassments.
  • : Following new legislation in Trouble Nation, lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs.
  • : Following new legislation in Trouble Nation, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.
  • : Following new legislation in Trouble Nation, interest in globalism never flags.
  • : Following new legislation in Trouble Nation, the Counter-Terrorism Unit has been nicknamed "Big Bad Wolf" for its tendency towards urban demolition.

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