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Most Avoided: 1stMost Corrupt Governments: 1stMost Secular: 6th
The Exalted Supremacy of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
Crush Their Spirits and You Will Control Their Minds
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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East Borland

Population36.864 billion

CapitalThe Lair
LeaderHis Supreme Eminence
FaithOppression

CurrencySlave
AnimalGila Monster

The Exalted Supremacy of East Borland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by His Supreme Eminence with an iron fist, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 36.864 billion East Borlandists 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order and Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Lair. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient East Borlandian economy, worth an astonishing 32,663 trillion Slaves a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is a breathtaking 886,059 Slaves, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,200,562 per year while the poor average 43,494, a ratio of 142 to 1.

Financial investors are noting a boom in artillery, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, His Supreme Eminence often plays real life games of Tower Defense against hordes of angry villagers, and artists regularly face criminal charges and art-burning parties are common. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. East Borland's national animal is the Gila Monster, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Oppression.

East Borland is ranked 21st in the world and 1st in The Alliance of Dictators for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 6.20 million Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Avoided: 1stMost Corrupt Governments: 1stMost Secular: 6thLargest Mining Sector: 7thLargest Insurance Industry: 8thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9thFattest Citizens: 10thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15thHighest Economic Output: 19thLargest Agricultural Sector: 20thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21stHighest Average Incomes: 22ndLargest Retail Industry: 27thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 28thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 30thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 36thMost Ignorant Citizens: 50thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 51stMost Efficient Economies: 82ndRudest Citizens: 121stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 178thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 180thLargest Governments: 193rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 255thLowest Crime Rates: 324thMost Primitive: 414thMost Armed: 426thLargest Populations: 812thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,044thMost Stationary: 1,182ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,485thLargest Black Market: 1,616thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,619thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,000thMost Influential: 7,692ndMost Subsidized Industry: 9,248thTop
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Most Conservative: 14,308thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,886thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,551st
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, artists regularly face criminal charges and art-burning parties are common.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, His Supreme Eminence often plays real life games of Tower Defense against hordes of angry villagers.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, financial investors are noting a boom in artillery.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, being nicknamed "Orange Face" has done His Supreme Eminence's credibility no favours.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, Animal Liberationists are regularly arrested.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, concussed Gila Monsterball players cannot remember their lineup position.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.

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