by Max Barry

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Most Subsidized Industry: 6thMost Stationary: 9thLargest Populations: 57th
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Population40 billion

LeaderEl Guapo

CurrencyFishterous Correlation
AnimalVermicious Knid

The Phantasm of Afi-Aftos is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by El Guapo with an iron fist, and renowned for its teetotalling pirates, free-roaming dinosaurs, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 40 billion Afi-Aftosians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt government prioritizes Industry, with Administration, Healthcare, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Loompaland. The average income tax rate is 81.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Afi-Aftosian economy, worth a remarkable 8,334 trillion Fishterous Correlations 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Retail, and Furniture Restoration. 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 an amazing 208,355 Fishterous Correlations, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Afi-Aftosians have replaced bears in a popular idiom, Afi-Aftosians are free from pain - but the side effects include loss of individual thought and freedom, people forget to eat because they are too busy singing El Guapo's praises, and homesickness is thought to be a waterborne illness. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Afi-Aftos's national animal is the Vermicious Knid, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Dudeism.

Afi-Aftos is ranked 43,925th in the world and 3rd in Fredonia for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 4,236.55 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Subsidized Industry: 6thMost Stationary: 9thLargest Populations: 57thLargest Mining Sector: 98thMost Ignorant Citizens: 182ndLargest Black Market: 183rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 260thMost Primitive: 297thMost Corrupt Governments: 334thMost Avoided: 379thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 461stMost Efficient Economies: 535thHighest Crime Rates: 591stFattest Citizens: 713thHighest Economic Output: 735thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 737thLargest Retail Industry: 1,162ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,241stMost Armed: 1,564thRudest Citizens: 1,957thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 6,028thMost Influential: 6,077thNudest: 7,061stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,293rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,415thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,579thLargest Governments: 11,048thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 13,584thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,638thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,843rdMost Secular: 19,140th

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