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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,094th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,665th Largest Mining Sector: 1,896th
The Robotic Hivemind of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Destiny through Unity, Unity through Destiny.
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Visoran

Population2.808 billion

CapitalInstallation 01
LeaderUlarin
FaithNone

CurrencyNA
AnimalNA

The Robotic Hivemind of Visoran is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Ularin with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, vat-grown people, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.808 billion Visoran 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Installation 01. The average income tax rate is 41.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Visoran economy, worth 564 trillion NAS 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 amazing 201,176 NAS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Even doll houses and dog kennels have to be able to withstand rigorous earthquake testing, school children are forced to sing the national anthem every morning, getting an autograph has become harder than ever, 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. Visoran's national animal is the NA, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is None.

Visoran is ranked 142,656th in the world and 6,336th in Balder for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 25.92 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,094thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,665thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 1,896thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,909thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,928thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,198thMost Secular: 2,250thMost Avoided: 2,524thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,959thLargest Black Market: 3,082ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,438thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,515thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,351stHighest Average Incomes: 5,631stFattest Citizens: 8,191stTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 8,608thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,922ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,120thLargest Retail Industry: 10,281stMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,340thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,506thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,258thLowest Crime Rates: 15,902nd
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 55th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 79th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 84th in the regionMost Secular: 86th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 88th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 97th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 105th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 135th in the regionMost Avoided: 141st in the regionLargest Black Market: 161st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 199th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 250th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 257th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 314th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 433rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 460th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 472nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 501st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 526th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 589th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 691st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Visoran, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".
  • : Following new legislation in Visoran, getting an autograph has become harder than ever.
  • : Following new legislation in Visoran, school children are forced to sing the national anthem every morning.
  • : Following new legislation in Visoran, even doll houses and dog kennels have to be able to withstand rigorous earthquake testing.
  • : Visoran was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fattest Citizens and the Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Visoran, the most popular WhoTube videos are ones featuring parodies of iconic songs.
  • : Following new legislation in Visoran, the native owl population is in permanent hibernation.
  • : Following new legislation in Visoran, 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in Visoran, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Visoran, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high.

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