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Most Politically Free: 198thNudest: 307thLargest Populations: 8,909th
The Western Windland of
Corporate Bordello
Catch him, boy!
Influence
Superpower
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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Whirlyball

Population21.019 billion

CapitalWhirlytown
LeaderWilly Whirl
FaithAtheism

CurrencyBall
Animaldog

The Western Windland of Whirlyball is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Willy Whirl with a fair hand, and renowned for its enforced nudity and absence of drug laws. The hard-working, democratic population of 21.019 billion Whirlyballians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Whirlytown. The average income tax rate is 12.7%.

The thriving Whirlyballian economy, worth 610 trillion Balls a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Trout Farming, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 29,063 Balls, with the richest citizens earning 5.2 times as much as the poorest.

The "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Whirlytown Times is sold out, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, Willy Whirl has just been declared ruler of Whirlyball in an international press conference, and Whirlyball has designated Whirlytown as its capital city. Crime is a problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Whirlyball's national animal is the dog, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Atheism.

Whirlyball is ranked 77,345th in the world and 2nd in The GeoFS Region for Most Stationary, with 313.5724729246 days.

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Largest Populations: 8,909thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 22,994th
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Most Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the region

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