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Most Authoritarian: 8,333rdMost Conservative: 15,121stMost Ignorant Citizens: 16,564th
The Dictatorship of
Psychotic Dictatorship
War is peace, freedom of slavery, ignorance is strength
Lord Aidan McGowan
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Venia Leth

Population3.264 billion

CapitalDalas
LeaderLord Aidan McGowan
FaithInism

Currencyrupee
Animaldolphin

The Dictatorship of Venia Leth is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Lord Aidan McGowan with an iron fist, and notable for its parental licensing program, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.264 billion Venia Lethians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dalas. The average income tax rate is 39.5%.

The Venia Lethian economy, worth 221 trillion rupees 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, fairly diversified black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. 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 67,940 rupees, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

The state conscripts sociopathic orphan girls to train as professional assassins, the government says that Possession is nine-tenths of the Lore, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal, and the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Venia Leth's national animal is the dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Inism.

Venia Leth is ranked 28,321st in the world and 68th in Oneid for Most Extreme, scoring 34.27 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 8,333rdTop
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Most Conservative: 15,121stMost Ignorant Citizens: 16,564thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22,888th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 27th in the regionLargest Black Market: 28th in the regionMost Stationary: 28th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 29th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Venia Leth, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".
  • : Following new legislation in Venia Leth, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal.
  • : Following new legislation in Venia Leth, the government says that Possession is nine-tenths of the Lore.
  • : Following new legislation in Venia Leth, the state conscripts sociopathic orphan girls to train as professional assassins.
  • : Following new legislation in Venia Leth, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods.
  • : Venia Leth changed its national faith to "Inism".
  • : Following new legislation in Venia Leth, the nation's best artists are considered pretty easy to beat.
  • : Following new legislation in Venia Leth, the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties.
  • : Following new legislation in Venia Leth, some say Lord Aidan McGowan has gone MAD after authorizing the development of apocalyptic biological weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Venia Leth, every citizen must submit to DNA testing to be eliminated from police inquiries.

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