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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,310thFattest Citizens: 6,237thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,905th
The Commonwealth of
Corporate Bordello
From the Sea, Prosperity
Influence
Eminence Grise
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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Yawkland

Population2.626 billion

CapitalHawthorne
LeaderPresident Callahan MacDonald

Currencydollar
Animaldeer

The Commonwealth of Yawkland is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President Callahan MacDonald with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, zero percent divorce rate, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.626 billion Yawkmen 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 tiny, outspoken government prioritizes Industry, with Education, Welfare, and Defense also on the agenda, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hawthorne. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.1%.

The all-consuming Yawkish economy, worth 237 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 90,408 dollars, with the richest citizens earning 6.8 times as much as the poorest.

CEOs can't hear the term 'Fire Sale' without bursting into tears, legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons', and there is a 'turn around' sign at every border entrance. Crime is well under control. Yawkland's national animal is the deer, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Yawkland is ranked 78,269th in the world and 6th in Elchland for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.43 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,310thFattest Citizens: 6,237thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,905thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,458thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 13,722ndMost Rebellious Youth: 15,875thMost Avoided: 17,645th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Yawkland's influence in Elchland fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Yawkland updated the World Factbook entry in Elchland.
  • : Yawkland lodged a message on the Elchland Regional Message Board.
  • : Yawkland updated the World Factbook entry in Elchland.
  • : Yawkland's influence in Elchland fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Yawkland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Yawkland, there is a 'turn around' sign at every border entrance.
  • : Following new legislation in Yawkland, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.
  • : Following new legislation in Yawkland, legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on.
  • : Following new legislation in Yawkland, CEOs can't hear the term 'Fire Sale' without bursting into tears.

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