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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 121stHighest Crime Rates: 298thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 328th
The Free State of
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Funny Name, Serious Freedoms!
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Umquay

Population12.029 billion

CapitalQuidfray
LeaderHumberto Tompkins

Currencyshooga
Animalcharger

The Free State of Umquay is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Humberto Tompkins with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, smutty television, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 12.029 billion Umquayers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, although Healthcare is also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Quidfray. The average income tax rate is 1.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Umquayian economy, worth a remarkable 2,527 trillion shoogas a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 210,110 shoogas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A PhD just ain't what it used to be, vehicular homicide by Umquayian ambassadors is a leading cause of death throughout the world's capital cities, social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians, and there's a mortuary next to every Umquayian restaurant. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Umquay's national animal is the charger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Umquay is ranked 25,884th in the world and 14th in Eladen for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 5,139.84 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 121stHighest Crime Rates: 298thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 328thMost Rebellious Youth: 415thMost Armed: 460thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 465thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 677thFattest Citizens: 690thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,011thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,389thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,483rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,512thRudest Citizens: 1,697thMost Avoided: 2,312thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,468thSmartest Citizens: 2,500thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,941stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,659thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,263rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,402ndHighest Average Incomes: 5,876thHighest Economic Output: 6,195thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,537thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,604thMost Cultured: 7,253rdLargest Black Market: 7,690thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,220thLargest Retail Industry: 9,838thNudest: 10,131stMost Efficient Economies: 11,511thMost Secular: 11,662ndTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 13,785thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,479thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,809th
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Umquay, there's a mortuary next to every Umquayian restaurant.
  • : Following new legislation in Umquay, social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians.
  • : Following new legislation in Umquay, vehicular homicide by Umquayian ambassadors is a leading cause of death throughout the world's capital cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Umquay, a PhD just ain't what it used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Umquay, attempts to inform people about their unclaimed property are often mistaken for telephone scams.
  • : Following new legislation in Umquay, one does not simply walk into the tundra.
  • : Following new legislation in Umquay, owning a fishing rod can cause you to be subject to military questioning.
  • : Following new legislation in Umquay, decongestants have replaced shoogas in street transactions.
  • : Following new legislation in Umquay, bargain hunters descend on disaster zones for a quick spot of grocery shopping.
  • : Following new legislation in Umquay, sweet-toothed Umquayers have been left penniless by the VAT on candy.

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