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Most Stationary: 9,039th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,402nd Most Rebellious Youth: 12,474th
The Curse of
New York Times Democracy
Did you come to see me a-hangin’ from the gallows pole?
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Superpower
Vice-Delegate
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Wight

Population12.902 billion

CapitalSpit
LeaderPresident-Dictablanda Jimmy Costello
Faithmilitant but jocular atheism

CurrencyBlood Shilling
AnimalWight Liar Coney

The Curse of Wight is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President-Dictablanda Jimmy Costello with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The democratic population of 12.902 billion Wightlingfolk enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Spit. The average income tax rate is 73.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Wightlingish economy, worth 401 trillion Blood Shillings a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 31,148 Blood Shillings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, online tourism reviews of Wight are suspiciously positive and amazingly similar, 'unconventional' weaponry has been banned, and Members of Parliament are often found living in cardboard boxes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wight's national animal is the Wight Liar Coney, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is militant but jocular atheism.

Wight is ranked 36,245th in the world and 1st in Asyluum for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,066.91 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Stationary: 9,039thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,402ndMost Rebellious Youth: 12,474thBest Weather: 14,252ndLargest Populations: 14,537thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,685thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,724thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,317th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Wight was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Wight was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Wight was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Zombies.
  • : Wight password-protected Asyluum.
  • : Wight removed regional password protection from Asyluum.
  • : Wight was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather and Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Wight was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Wight's influence in Asyluum rose from "Superpower" to "Dominator".
  • : Wight password-protected Asyluum.
  • : Wight removed regional password protection from Asyluum.

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