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Most Devout: 4,379thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,103rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,024th
The Borderlands of
Father Knows Best State
9003
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

90052

Population3.966 billion

Currency9003
Animal9003

The Borderlands of 90052 is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, prohibition of alcohol, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.966 billion 90052ians 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 Education. The average income tax rate is 61.0%.

The frighteningly efficient 90052ian economy, worth 394 trillion 9003s a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 99,477 9003s, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

Ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens, metal detectors at school gates make sure that teenagers are carrying at least one sidearm, and returning vacationers often find that their property is now a construction site. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 90052's national animal is the 9003, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

90052 is ranked 24,665th in the world and 55th in Big Farma for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 5,210.3 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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5%
Most Devout: 4,379thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,103rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,024thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,365thLargest Black Market: 7,404thMost Ignorant Citizens: 8,361stMost Armed: 9,842ndTop
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Most Avoided: 11,962ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,647thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,810thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,699thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,365thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,673rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 20,137thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,703rdMost Efficient Economies: 22,354th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionMost Avoided: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 25th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 32nd in the regionLargest Populations: 32nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 33rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 34th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 37th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 38th in the regionMost Armed: 39th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 44th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 49th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 49th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 55th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 56th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 71st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 74th in the regionLargest Governments: 78th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 99th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 90052 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in 90052, returning vacationers often find that their property is now a construction site.
  • : Following new legislation in 90052, metal detectors at school gates make sure that teenagers are carrying at least one sidearm.
  • : Following new legislation in 90052, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in 90052, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools.
  • : Following new legislation in 90052, Leader claims tax rises are the result of 'curses'.
  • : 90052 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in 90052, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.
  • : Following new legislation in 90052, the leaders of 90052 are given the nod by their predecessors.
  • : 90052 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided and the Top 10% for Largest Agricultural Sector.

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