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Most Efficient Economies: 188th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 348th Largest Retail Industry: 2,294th
The Federated Imperial States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
By my honour, let it be so
His Excellency Emperor Cassius I
Regional Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The Federated Imperial States of Wantsum is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by His Excellency Emperor Cassius I with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, conspicuous electricity pylons, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 10.612 billion Wantsumians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Erion City - Imperial District. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Wantsumian economy, worth a remarkable 1,685 trillion Imperial Soliduses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 158,810 Imperial Soliduses, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 494,926 per year while the poor average 39,153, a ratio of 12.6 to 1.

No one knows how to tie a reef knot, the government has an entire department dedicated to staring at microscopes and writing down letters, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning, and in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wantsum's national animal is the Imperial Black Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is determined by the Emperor.

Wantsum is ranked 68,562nd in the world and 30th in The Commonwealth of Crowns for Most Pro-Market, scoring 52.44 on the Rand Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 188thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 348thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,294thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,446thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,978thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,154thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,314thHighest Economic Output: 5,408thLargest Black Market: 7,109thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,110thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,464thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 9,573rdMost Developed: 11,471stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,779thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,835thLargest Populations: 11,856thSmartest Citizens: 11,902ndMost Influential: 12,676thMost Stationary: 15,918thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,019th
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Wantsum, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Wantsum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Canterlot".
  • : Following new legislation in Wantsum, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning.
  • : Following new legislation in Wantsum, the government has an entire department dedicated to staring at microscopes and writing down letters.
  • : Following new legislation in Wantsum, no one knows how to tie a reef knot.
  • : Wantsum created a custom banner.
  • : Following new legislation in Wantsum, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Wantsum, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Wantsum, survivors of the Great Internet Flame War often recount horror stories of banhammers and DOS attacks.
  • : Following new legislation in Wantsum, foreign musicians that His Excellency Emperor Cassius I dislikes are turned away at the border.

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Endorsements Received: 2 » The Langobardi and Mansyur.

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