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Most Subsidized Industry: 302nd Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 392nd Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 665th
The Blood-sucking Horror of
Anarchy
Ambassador from Philosophy 115
Fearless Leader
Influence
Power
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Vampiric Hummingbirds

Population16.961 billion

CapitalThe Roost
LeaderFearless Leader
FaithThe Cult of Transylvania

Currencygold coin
Animalhummingbird

The Blood-sucking Horror of Vampiric Hummingbirds is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Fearless Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its hatred of cheese, suspicion of poets, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 16.961 billion Vampiric Hummingbirdsians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Environment, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Roost. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Vampiric Hummingbirdsian economy, worth 731 trillion gold coins a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 43,148 gold coins, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 173,892 per year while the poor average 7,155, a ratio of 24.3 to 1.

The government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in The Roost for fear of causing a fuss, all streets are privately owned toll roads, the nation's leading climatologists are investigating animal flatulence in efforts to reduce methane emissions, and it is a crime to operate a combine harvester while intoxicated. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Vampiric Hummingbirds's national animal is the hummingbird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Cult of Transylvania.

Vampiric Hummingbirds is ranked 165,684th in the world and 2nd in Philosophical Zombies for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -22 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 302ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 392ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 665thHighest Crime Rates: 1,036thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,606thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 1,804thBest Weather: 1,926thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,106thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,184thMost Armed: 2,372ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,464thRudest Citizens: 2,708thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,082ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4,142ndLongest Average Lifespans: 4,290thMost Devout: 4,414thMost Politically Free: 5,400thLargest Populations: 5,607thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,676thNudest: 6,519thMost Extreme: 8,356thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,464thMost Pro-Market: 11,932ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,538thHighest Economic Output: 16,232nd

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