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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 44thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 105thLargest Insurance Industry: 153rd
The Holy Empire of
Corporate Police State Entrepreneurial Freedom Zone
Civil rights exist only to be banned.
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Headcrabians

Population14.533 billion

CapitalMega Therion
LeaderNyarlathotep
FaithForceful fornication with feti

Currencycorpse
Animalhuman

The Holy Empire of Headcrabians is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Nyarlathotep with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, pith helmet sales, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.533 billion Headcrabiansians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mega Therion. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Headcrabiansian economy, worth a remarkable 5,824 trillion corpses a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 400,804 corpses, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,743,819 per year while the poor average 3,736, a ratio of 1,001 to 1.

The military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, major cities are suffering under water rationing, the morbidly obese often sell stock options on their own corpses, and amusement park rides frequently collapse due to lack of maintenance. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Headcrabians's national animal is the human, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Forceful fornication with feti.

Headcrabians is ranked 1,576th in the world and 55th in Osiris for Highest Economic Output, with 5,824 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 44thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 105thLargest Insurance Industry: 153rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 253rdMost Avoided: 348thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 372ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 389thLargest Agricultural Sector: 445thFattest Citizens: 476thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 481stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 550thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 578thMost Corrupt Governments: 590thLargest Mining Sector: 618thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 626thMost Armed: 729thHighest Average Incomes: 775thLargest Gambling Industry: 809thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 814thMost Scientifically Advanced: 877thMost Secular: 942ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,094thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,122ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,260thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,564thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,571stHighest Economic Output: 1,576thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 2,751stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,244thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,239thLowest Crime Rates: 4,817thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,376thLargest Governments: 5,777thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,355thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,222ndTop
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Largest Black Market: 13,513thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,309thMost Conservative: 14,977thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,461stLargest Populations: 17,598thSmartest Citizens: 19,288thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22,576th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 16th in the regionFattest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Secular: 21st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 23rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rd in the regionMost Armed: 25th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 37th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 46th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 52nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 55th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 55th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 56th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 56th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 114th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 136th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 179th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 240th in the regionLargest Governments: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 300th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 331st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 335th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 401st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 431st in the regionMost Stationary: 555th in the regionMost Conservative: 562nd in the regionMost Extreme: 630th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 641st in the regionLargest Black Market: 649th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 702nd in the regionMost Influential: 705th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Headcrabians, amusement park rides frequently collapse due to lack of maintenance.
  • : Following new legislation in Headcrabians, the morbidly obese often sell stock options on their own corpses.
  • : Following new legislation in Headcrabians, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
  • : Following new legislation in Headcrabians, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare.
  • : Following new legislation in Headcrabians, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames.
  • : Following new legislation in Headcrabians, those who investigate UFOs tend to wake up delirious on abandoned roads.
  • : Following new legislation in Headcrabians, metal detectors at school gates make sure that teenagers are carrying at least one sidearm.
  • : Following new legislation in Headcrabians, chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Headcrabians, the nation's interest in space is at an all-time high while interest in saving the planet is at an all-time low.
  • : Following new legislation in Headcrabians, top-shelf magazines feature risqué centrefold spreads of ladies' wrists.

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