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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,299thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,225thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,927th
The Principality of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Sexy Soxer
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Laughingsox

Population2.64 billion

CapitalSoxopholis
LeaderSexy Soxer
FaithBeryl the Peril

CurrencyJoke
AnimalMule

The Principality of Laughingsox is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sexy Soxer with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, enslaved workforce, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.64 billion Laughingsoxians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, 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 Soxopholis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 33.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Laughingsoxian economy, worth 309 trillion Jokes a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Tourism, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 117,252 Jokes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 426,315 per year while the poor average 22,944, a ratio of 18.6 to 1.

Fish with fish chips have become the new Laughingsoxian food staple, tabloids coo over Sexy Soxer's expected child, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus, and major cities are suffering under water rationing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laughingsox's national animal is the Mule, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Beryl the Peril.

Laughingsox is ranked 196,035th in the world and 28th in Xedas for Fattest Citizens, with 8.21 Obesity Rate.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,299thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5,225thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,927thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,769thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,860thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,431stMost Devout: 10,210thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,081stTop
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Largest Black Market: 12,641stMost Corrupt Governments: 14,646thMost Ignorant Citizens: 16,596thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,670thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19,896thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,592nd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Laughingsox was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Laughingsox, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
  • : Following new legislation in Laughingsox, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus.
  • : Following new legislation in Laughingsox, tabloids coo over Sexy Soxer's expected child.
  • : Following new legislation in Laughingsox, fish with fish chips have become the new Laughingsoxian food staple.
  • : Following new legislation in Laughingsox, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship.
  • : Following new legislation in Laughingsox, exam halls are littered with used needles and empty pill bottles.
  • : Following new legislation in Laughingsox, no-one bats an eye when 'really good platonic friends' of the same sex hold hands in Laughingsox.
  • : Following new legislation in Laughingsox, the government struggles to keep up with the endless list of petrol disasters.
  • : Following new legislation in Laughingsox, rocket scientists spend more time designing slide shows than launching rockets.

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