by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Most Primitive: 2,197thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,388thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,906th
The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
By The People For The People
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Good

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Unpredictable Zone

Population1.414 billion

Currencypeso
Animalpenguin

The Republic of Unpredictable Zone is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its enslaved workforce, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 1.414 billion Unpredictable Zoneans are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large, moralistic government prioritizes Administration, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. The average income tax rate is 69.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Unpredictable Zonean economy, worth 125 trillion pesos 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 Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. 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 88,925 pesos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Euthanasia is legal, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators, single celebrities have to repeatedly prove their chastity to avoid being married off to infatuated fans, and island residents must resort to canoes and sailboats to get to work. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Unpredictable Zone's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Unpredictable Zone is ranked 115,920th in the world and 4,306th in Balder for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 477.9 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Most Primitive: 2,197thTop
5%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,388thTop
10%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,906thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,444thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,559thMost Secular: 16,931stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,662ndLargest Publishing Industry: 19,547th
Top
5%
Most Primitive: 107th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 213th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 520th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Unpredictable Zone was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Primitive and the Top 10% for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Unpredictable Zone, island residents must resort to canoes and sailboats to get to work.
  • : Following new legislation in Unpredictable Zone, single celebrities have to repeatedly prove their chastity to avoid being married off to infatuated fans.
  • : Following new legislation in Unpredictable Zone, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators.
  • : Following new legislation in Unpredictable Zone, euthanasia is legal.
  • : Following new legislation in Unpredictable Zone, seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma.
  • : Following new legislation in Unpredictable Zone, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
  • : Following new legislation in Unpredictable Zone, school football matches are usually five-a-side.
  • : Following new legislation in Unpredictable Zone, exceptionally healthy police officers can sprint after crooks for hours on end.
  • : Following new legislation in Unpredictable Zone, religion is strictly forbidden within school grounds.

More...

View Forum posts

Report