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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 347thMost Subsidized Industry: 860thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,536th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
By The People For The People
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Urial98

Population4.845 billion

Currencydollar
Animalbison

The Republic of Urial98 is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.845 billion Urial98ians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 92.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Urial98ian economy, worth 846 trillion dollars 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, Uranium Mining, and Basket Weaving. 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 174,620 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

Glamping Urial98ians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi, the government tells its citizens to 'forgive and forget', the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery, and school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Urial98's national animal is the bison, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Urial98 is ranked 75,160th in the world and 2,350th in The East Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 4.96 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 347thMost Subsidized Industry: 860thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,536thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,666thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,636thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,710thLargest Black Market: 2,840thMost Devout: 3,341stNudest: 4,631stMost Efficient Economies: 6,108thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,910thLowest Crime Rates: 7,143rdFattest Citizens: 7,173rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,009thLargest Governments: 9,201stHighest Average Incomes: 9,879thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,745thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,775thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,875thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,000thLargest Mining Sector: 17,217thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,328thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,798thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,970thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,422ndHighest Poor Incomes: 21,085thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,906thHighest Economic Output: 22,446thMost Influential: 23,290thMost Stationary: 23,618th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 42nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 60th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 62nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 68th in the regionLargest Black Market: 78th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 92nd in the regionNudest: 100th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 162nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 197th in the regionFattest Citizens: 197th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 206th in the regionLargest Governments: 255th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 263rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 283rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 367th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 378th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 441st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 442nd in the regionMost Stationary: 448th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 494th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 501st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 504th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 506th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 525th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 542nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 662nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 677th in the regionLargest Populations: 722nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Urial98, school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial98, the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial98, the government tells its citizens to 'forgive and forget'.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial98, glamping Urial98ians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial98, Leader's Dreadnought-class tankbuster limousine is said to have more ammunition than the entire Brancalandian Army.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial98, internet moderators work overtime to remove memes comparing Leader to cartoon bears.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial98, voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial98, access to the woods is only granted to those who bring a small shrubbery.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial98, baby dolls thrown in the trash are a leading cause of panic attacks.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial98, nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids.

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