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Largest Agricultural Sector: 6,638thMost Avoided: 9,485thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,309th
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ALON 1

Population1.314 billion

CapitalBurlington
LeaderCernan
FaithLeylin

CurrencyBrick
AnimalPuppy

The Federation of ALON 1 is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Cernan with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, soft-spoken computers, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.314 billion ALON 1ians 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Burlington. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.7%.

The powerhouse ALON 1ian economy, worth 121 trillion Bricks 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Uranium Mining. 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 92,628 Bricks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 375,564 per year while the poor average 15,207, a ratio of 24.7 to 1.

Chess defeat has made Cernan the laughingstock of dictators and grandmasters alike, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, love is a precious butterfly to be crushed under diplomatic protocol, and courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant ALON 1ians. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. ALON 1's national animal is the Puppy, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Leylin.

ALON 1 is ranked 144,920th in the world and 466th in Nihon for Most Primitive, scoring -84.37 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 6,638thMost Avoided: 9,485thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,309thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,779thLargest Mining Sector: 13,331stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,008thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,871stMost Authoritarian: 19,161stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,494th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 19th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 30th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 37th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 41st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 53rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : ALON 1 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in ALON 1, courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant ALON 1ians.
  • : Following new legislation in ALON 1, love is a precious butterfly to be crushed under diplomatic protocol.
  • : Following new legislation in ALON 1, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship.
  • : Following new legislation in ALON 1, chess defeat has made Cernan the laughingstock of dictators and grandmasters alike.
  • : Following new legislation in ALON 1, citizens with artificial limbs are forbidden to serve as beauty pageant judges.
  • : ALON 1 applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : ALON 1 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in ALON 1, a murderous reputation can revitalise a flagging celebrity career.
  • : Following new legislation in ALON 1, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.

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