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Most Primitive: 9th Most Ignorant Citizens: 11th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th
The Holy Orange Primitocracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Please don't go to our eastern neighbors, alright?
Ow I stubbed my toe
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Western Scientificum

Population10.772 billion

CapitalWestern Scientificum City
LeaderOw I stubbed my toe
Faitha major religion

Currencycoins we found on the street
AnimalNuubly

The Holy Orange Primitocracy of Western Scientificum is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Ow I stubbed my toe with an iron fist, and notable for its flagrant waste-dumping, absence of drug laws, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.772 billion Western Scientists 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, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Spirituality, although Industry and Law & Order are also considered important, while Welfare and Healthcare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Western Scientificum City. The average income tax rate is 73.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Western Scientist economy, worth a remarkable 1,377 trillion coins we found on the streets 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, highly specialized black market in Basket Weaving, Furniture Restoration, and Tourism. 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 127,901 coins we found on the streets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The weather in Western Scientificum City is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings', passengers often cause a stink on public transport, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Ow I stubbed my toe to meetings with foreign heads of state, and left-wing militias train children how to properly burn down banks. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Western Scientificum's national animal is the Nuubly, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is a major religion.

Western Scientificum is ranked 137,201st in the world and 4,407th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -4.71 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Primitive: 9thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18thMost Devout: 26thFattest Citizens: 107thMost Corrupt Governments: 150thHighest Crime Rates: 283rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 285thMost Armed: 325thMost Avoided: 539thMost Subsidized Industry: 617thLargest Black Market: 798thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 3,736thMost Efficient Economies: 3,937thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,799thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,291stTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,595thMost Stationary: 9,795thHighest Economic Output: 9,949thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,545thMost Influential: 13,791st
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 18th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 19th in the regionMost Avoided: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 26th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 88th in the regionMost Stationary: 88th in the regionRudest Citizens: 90th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 184th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 191st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 224th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 237th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 267th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 300th in the regionLargest Populations: 332nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 399th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 400th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 417th in the regionLargest Governments: 448th in the regionNudest: 463rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Western Scientificum was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, left-wing militias train children how to properly burn down banks.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Ow I stubbed my toe to meetings with foreign heads of state.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, passengers often cause a stink on public transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, the weather in Western Scientificum City is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings'.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees his shadow.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, tourist operators promise visitors tours of live burning shipwrecks and plane crash sites.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, the government evicts ethnic minorities by stranding them in the wilderness.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, police wait behind troop deployments in order to shoot deserters.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, the act of reporting blasphemy is known as 'Orthodoxxing'.

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