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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 431stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,073rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,155th
The Federal Republic of
Capitalist Paradise Decent Hardworking Self-Starters
Wherever you go, there you are.
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Fortytwodinia

Population17.53 billion

LeaderChairman of the Bored

CurrencyFordy
AnimalMongoose

The Federal Republic of Fortytwodinia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Chairman of the Bored with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, unlimited-speed roads, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 17.53 billion Fortytwodinians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, although Healthcare is also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The very strong Fortytwodinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,969 trillion Fordies a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Retail, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is an impressive 112,349 Fordies, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, Chekhov's guns are killing the entertainment budget, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams, and Fortytwodinia has become a gigantic dustbowl filled with tourists and mean desperados. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Fortytwodinia's national animal is the Mongoose, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Fortytwodinia is ranked 69,256th in the world and 37th in The Hole To Hide In for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 5.49 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 431stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,073rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,155thHighest Crime Rates: 2,076thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 3,004thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,506thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,835thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,999thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,943rdMost Avoided: 6,180thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,484thRudest Citizens: 7,013thLargest Retail Industry: 7,222ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,902ndHighest Economic Output: 8,481stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,891stLargest Populations: 11,410thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,526thMost Armed: 11,634thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 20,975thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,650thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23,370th
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Fortytwodinia, Fortytwodinia has become a gigantic dustbowl filled with tourists and mean desperados.
  • : Following new legislation in Fortytwodinia, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.
  • : Following new legislation in Fortytwodinia, Chekhov's guns are killing the entertainment budget.
  • : Following new legislation in Fortytwodinia, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Fortytwodinia, workers have their fruitcake and eat it too.
  • : Fortytwodinia's influence in The Hole To Hide In rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in Fortytwodinia, politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament.
  • : Fortytwodinia's influence in The Hole To Hide In fell from "Sprat" to "Minnow".
  • : Fortytwodinia's influence in The Hole To Hide In rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Fortytwodinia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.

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