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Wrapper was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 243
Most Advanced Public Education: 91st Most Pacifist: 202nd Largest Welfare Programs: 227th
The Puddle Jumping Wads of
Democratic Socialists
Paradise is just a wormhole away.
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Wrapper

Population12.335 billion

CapitalWormhole City
LeaderPresident Wad Sam Attah

Currencychewing gum
Animalslack-jawed jumping bean

The Puddle Jumping Wads of Wrapper is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by President Wad Sam Attah with an even hand, and notable for its soft-spoken computers, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful population of 12.335 billion Wads are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — prioritizes Education, although Environment, Welfare, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wormhole City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Wrapperian economy, worth a remarkable 2,440 trillion chewing gums a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 197,864 chewing gums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A government program is underway to revitalize Wrapper's beaches, every workday begins with group therapy, autocrats are persona non grata, and exports of chewing gum are inexplicably falling. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wrapper's national animal is the slack-jawed jumping bean, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Wrapper is ranked 6,218th in the world and 6th in Stargate for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 7,806.43 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 91stMost Pacifist: 202ndLargest Welfare Programs: 227thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 239thMost Compassionate Citizens: 283rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 300thNicest Citizens: 306thMost Beautiful Environments: 321stMost Developed: 364thLongest Average Lifespans: 439thBest Weather: 444thHighest Average Tax Rates: 580thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 628thLowest Crime Rates: 644thMost Cheerful Citizens: 741stMost Advanced Public Transport: 783rdLargest Governments: 822ndMost Cultured: 825thSmartest Citizens: 832ndHealthiest Citizens: 903rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 919thMost Inclusive: 950thSafest: 976thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,079thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,349thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,613thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,346thMost Efficient Economies: 3,452ndHighest Economic Output: 4,324thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,361stMost Influential: 4,990thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,413thHighest Average Incomes: 5,794thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,218thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,855thMost Secular: 8,197thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,293rdLargest Populations: 14,011th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, exports of chewing gum are inexplicably falling.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, autocrats are persona non grata.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, every workday begins with group therapy.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, a government program is underway to revitalize Wrapper's beaches.
  • : Wrapper was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, the country routinely whitewashes uncomfortable parts of its history.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, President Wad Sam Attah's speeches are beloved by insomniacs.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, tourists visit Wrapper to mass-moon Wrapperian politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, people who tease dwarfs are being cut down to size.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.

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