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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,756th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,838th Most Influential: 8,757th
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Your Imaginary Friend

Population4.818 billion



The Questionable Existence of Your Imaginary Friend is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.818 billion Your Imaginary Friends are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of LND. The average income tax rate is 54.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Your Imaginary Friendian economy, worth 199 trillion florins 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 41,482 florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and Your Imaginary Friend has designated LND as its capital city. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Your Imaginary Friend's national animal is the kangaroo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Your Imaginary Friend is ranked 147,510th in the world and 5,131st in Lazarus for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 32 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,756thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,838thMost Influential: 8,757thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,990th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 119th in the regionMost Influential: 166th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 275th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 574th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 9 » The United Syrian States, Treadwellia, New Rogernomics, Aigania, Americastrailia, Scani, Ithania, Mzeusia, and Caybow.

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