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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st
The Allied Corporate Empire of
Capitalist Paradise Decent Hardworking Self-Starters
A Good Place to Raise Your Business
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Northern Borland

Population36.076 billion

CapitalCommerce City
LeaderPresident and CEO

CurrencyGreenback
AnimalBuck

The Allied Corporate Empire of Northern Borland is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President and CEO with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 36.076 billion Northern Borlandians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Commerce City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Borlandian economy, worth an astonishing 38,696 trillion Greenbacks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is a breathtaking 1,072,633 Greenbacks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,548,388 per year while the poor average 112,659, a ratio of 49.2 to 1.

Male tourists tend to be fearful of Northern Borland's deadly femme fatales, amusement park rides frequently collapse due to lack of maintenance, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget, and immigrant herding has become a national pastime. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Northern Borland's national animal is the Buck, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Northern Borland is ranked 1st in the world and 1st in Capitalist Paradise for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 1.07 million Standard Monetary Units.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1stFattest Citizens: 1stMost Efficient Economies: 1stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rdLargest Retail Industry: 3rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rdMost Avoided: 3rdHighest Economic Output: 4thMost Armed: 6thRudest Citizens: 6thLargest Gambling Industry: 6thHighest Average Incomes: 6thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8thHighest Crime Rates: 9thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16thMost Secular: 18thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19thLargest Insurance Industry: 21stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 27thLargest Agricultural Sector: 29thMost Scientifically Advanced: 47thLargest Mining Sector: 59thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 89thMost Rebellious Youth: 128thMost Corrupt Governments: 177thLargest Publishing Industry: 247thSmartest Citizens: 365thMost Stationary: 407thLargest Information Technology Sector: 663rdMost Subsidized Industry: 897thLargest Populations: 915thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,130thTop
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Largest Governments: 2,969thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,865thLargest Black Market: 5,190thMost Influential: 6,177thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,653rdTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 17,214thHighest Drug Use: 17,919thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,327thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,636th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 19th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 24th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 32nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, immigrant herding has become a national pastime.
  • : Northern Borland was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, amusement park rides frequently collapse due to lack of maintenance.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, male tourists tend to be fearful of Northern Borland's deadly femme fatales.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, visions of giant pink Bucks are a common side effect after Northern Borlandians eat their meals.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, scientific progress marches ever forward with the first ever launch of a cheeseburger into space.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, more and more people are signing up for the government party.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Borland, farm turkeys are given high doses of antidepressants to take their minds off the holiday season.
  • : Northern Borland was nominated for a World Assembly Commendation by The Dictatorship of Not-so United States Of America.

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