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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,275th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 4,556th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,441st
The Dictatorship of
Father Knows Best State
Mission Accomplished
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Upper Idosfe

Population884 million

CapitalThe Hidden City of Upper Idosfe

CurrencyUID
Animalpenguin

The Dictatorship of Upper Idosfe is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, public floggings, and lack of airports. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 884 million Upper Idosfeans 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Hidden City of Upper Idosfe. The average income tax rate is 69.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Upper Idosfean economy, worth 104 trillion UIDS 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. 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 impressive 118,566 UIDS, with the richest citizens earning 5.2 times as much as the poorest.

The state subsidizes liposuction, Leader has been self-declared as the Most Supreme Magnificent Overlord of Everything You Ever Saw, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, and families returning from international vacations are unable to get their children back into the country. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Upper Idosfe's national animal is the penguin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Upper Idosfe is ranked 135,617th in the world and 262nd in Wintreath for Most Pro-Market, scoring -55.89 on the Rand Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,275thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,556thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,441stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,223rdMost Avoided: 6,456thFattest Citizens: 7,790thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,736thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,022ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,229thLargest Black Market: 9,833rdLargest Mining Sector: 10,301stLargest Retail Industry: 10,565thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,134thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,785th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 16th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 21st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 25th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 27th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Upper Idosfe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Idosfe, families returning from international vacations are unable to get their children back into the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Idosfe, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Idosfe, Leader has been self-declared as the Most Supreme Magnificent Overlord of Everything You Ever Saw.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Idosfe, the state subsidizes liposuction.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Idosfe, electricity company executives pray nightly to Zeus and Thor.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Idosfe, first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Idosfe, a signed affidavit from a prominent anti-corruption advocate declares that she is in fact a crook after all.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Idosfe, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of penguins and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Idosfe, bruised children are made to thank their bullies for the valuable life lessons.

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