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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st Most Avoided: 1st Most Corrupt Governments: 1st
The Exalted Supremacy of
Corporate Police State
Crush Their Spirits and You Will Control Their Minds
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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East Borland

Population32.33 billion

CapitalThe Lair
LeaderHis Supreme Eminence
FaithOppression

CurrencySlave
AnimalGila Monster

The Exalted Supremacy of East Borland is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by His Supreme Eminence with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 32.33 billion East Borlandists 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Environment and Social Policy not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Lair. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient East Borlandian economy, worth an astonishing 25,183 trillion Slaves a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is a breathtaking 778,952 Slaves, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,398,601 per year while the poor average 112,816, a ratio of 30.1 to 1.

The Great Pyramid of The Lair can be seen from miles away, the secret ingredient is love (and MSG), the nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge, and aggressive promotion of global warming puts polar bears on thin ice. 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. East Borland's national animal is the Gila Monster, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Oppression.

East Borland is ranked 160,866th in the world and 121st in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Income Equality, scoring 3.32 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1stMost Avoided: 1stMost Corrupt Governments: 1stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6thMost Secular: 7thLargest Insurance Industry: 8thLargest Mining Sector: 10thFattest Citizens: 12thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17thLargest Retail Industry: 27thHighest Economic Output: 30thHighest Average Incomes: 30thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 37thMost Ignorant Citizens: 44thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 46thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 52ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 71stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 85thMost Primitive: 96thRudest Citizens: 109thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 109thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 119thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 194thMost Armed: 247thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 249thLargest Governments: 380thLowest Crime Rates: 532ndLargest Populations: 864thMost Stationary: 1,391stMost Efficient Economies: 1,596thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,333rdMost Conservative: 6,318thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,752ndMost Influential: 6,801stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,419thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,661stMost Extreme: 15,970th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, aggressive promotion of global warming puts polar bears on thin ice.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, the nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, the secret ingredient is love (and MSG).
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, the Great Pyramid of The Lair can be seen from miles away.
  • : East Borland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, foreign lack of enthusiasm for East Borlandian nose-flute disco metal is seen as a reasonable casus belli.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, the only place where one can see the East Borlandian cherry tree is in a museum.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, pollution is on the rise along with government approvals of fracking projects.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, East Borland's army is full of two-metre tall super-soldiers.

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