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Largest Insurance Industry: 236thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 237thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 293rd
The Corporate People's State of
Corporate Police State Entrepreneurial Freedom Zone
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Sprat
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Olastor

Population18.059 billion

CapitalOlastaryn
LeaderNeville Sishank

CurrencyOlastian Pound
Animalwhalefish

The Corporate People's State of Olastor is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Neville Sishank with an iron fist, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, parental licensing program, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 18.059 billion Olastians 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 minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Olastaryn. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Olastian economy, worth a remarkable 6,986 trillion Olastian Pounds 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 Gambling. Average income is an amazing 386,888 Olastian Pounds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,696,130 per year while the poor average 19,248, a ratio of 140 to 1.

The optimally efficient parking strategy for business commuters is referred to as the "traveling salesman problem", nerdy teenagers have to prove that they're made of the same stuff as their grandparents, Neville Sishank's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition, and foreign workers are flooding in as Olastian Pounds flood out. 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. Olastor's national animal is the whalefish, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Olastor is ranked 293rd in the world and 1st in Rushmore for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 24,625.74 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 236thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 237thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 293rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 296thHighest Disposable Incomes: 321stFattest Citizens: 409thMost Avoided: 423rdLargest Gambling Industry: 427thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 544thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 545thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 622ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 691stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 770thMost Corrupt Governments: 871stLargest Mining Sector: 969thHighest Average Incomes: 1,088thMost Efficient Economies: 1,095thMost Armed: 1,125thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,248thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,267thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,304thHighest Economic Output: 1,413thLargest Retail Industry: 1,480thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,624thRudest Citizens: 1,640thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,697thMost Secular: 1,882ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,397thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,656thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,688thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,928thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,258thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,521stLargest Publishing Industry: 12,681stTop
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Largest Black Market: 14,807thLargest Populations: 14,864thLargest Governments: 15,863rdSmartest Citizens: 18,320thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,055th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Olastor, foreign workers are flooding in as Olastian Pounds flood out.
  • : Following new legislation in Olastor, Neville Sishank's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition.
  • : Following new legislation in Olastor, nerdy teenagers have to prove that they're made of the same stuff as their grandparents.
  • : Following new legislation in Olastor, the optimally efficient parking strategy for business commuters is referred to as the "traveling salesman problem".
  • : Following new legislation in Olastor, families burn Neville Sishank's latest official photograph to keep warm.
  • : Olastor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Olastor's influence in Rushmore rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Olastor's influence in Rushmore rose from "Zero" to "Minnow".
  • : Following new legislation in Olastor, politicians can be seen taking candy from babies.
  • : Following new legislation in Olastor, the impoverished sick hang around outside golf clubs to beg for funding for healthcare.

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