by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Public Education: 3rdMost Subsidized Industry: 20thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 486th
The Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State Aspirational Worker State
Motto
Influence
Negotiator
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Univercity

Population3.057 billion

Currencycurrency
Animalanimal

The Republic of Univercity is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its parental licensing program, complete lack of prisons, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.057 billion Univercityians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized morass — prioritizes Education, although Industry is also considered important, while Law & Order and Welfare aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 92.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Univercityian economy, worth 481 trillion currencies a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Woodchip Exports industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 157,426 currencies, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 592,786 per year while the poor average 29,153, a ratio of 20.3 to 1.

Kids looking for shark teeth have become ancient history, a PhD just ain't what it used to be, people forget to eat because they are too busy singing Leader's praises, and diplomacy falls apart when diplomats drink too much. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Univercity's national animal is the animal, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Univercity is ranked 5,776th in the world and 1st in Vickenian experiment containment zone for Most Developed, scoring 93.68 on the Human Development Index.

Top
1%
Most Advanced Public Education: 3rdMost Subsidized Industry: 20thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 486thMost Avoided: 1,411thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,558thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,765thMost Efficient Economies: 1,948thTop
5%
Largest Black Market: 4,492ndNudest: 4,956thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,476thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,528thMost Developed: 5,776thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,098thMost Secular: 7,162ndSmartest Citizens: 8,179thLargest Governments: 10,329thHighest Average Incomes: 13,972ndTop
10%
Most Cultured: 20,655thMost Pacifist: 28,311th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Univercity's influence in Vickenian experiment containment zone rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, diplomacy falls apart when diplomats drink too much.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, people forget to eat because they are too busy singing Leader's praises.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, a PhD just ain't what it used to be.
  • : Univercity was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, kids looking for shark teeth have become ancient history.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated'.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, Univercityians are free from pain - but the side effects include loss of individual thought and freedom.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, there is something rotten in the state of Univercity.

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