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The Exalted Supremacy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Crush Their Spirits and You Will Control Their Minds
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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East Borland

Population35.376 billion

CapitalThe Lair
LeaderHis Supreme Eminence
FaithOppression

CurrencySlave
AnimalGila Monster

The Exalted Supremacy of East Borland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by His Supreme Eminence with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 35.376 billion East Borlandists are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. 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 30,572 trillion Slaves a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is a breathtaking 864,213 Slaves, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,960,403 per year while the poor average 44,428, a ratio of 134 to 1.

Nudity is frowned upon, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, His Supreme Eminence's latest speech included a bizarre reference to MaxWow incontinence pads being 50% more absorbent than the next leading brand, and the government is a law unto itself. 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 170,720th in the world and 66th in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Average, scoring 24.96 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Most Corrupt Governments: 1stMost Avoided: 1stMost Secular: 7thLargest Mining Sector: 7thLargest Insurance Industry: 8thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10thFattest Citizens: 11thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16thLargest Agricultural Sector: 20thHighest Economic Output: 21stHighest Average Incomes: 22ndLargest Retail Industry: 23rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 30thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 30thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 37thMost Ignorant Citizens: 47thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 53rdMost Armed: 96thMost Efficient Economies: 108thRudest Citizens: 131stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 178thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 191stLargest Governments: 229thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 262ndLowest Crime Rates: 347thMost Primitive: 364thLargest Populations: 825thMost Stationary: 1,244thLargest Black Market: 1,354thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,479thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,571stTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,054thMost Influential: 7,719thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,916thMost Conservative: 9,574thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,751stMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,852nd
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, the government is a law unto itself.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, His Supreme Eminence's latest speech included a bizarre reference to MaxWow incontinence pads being 50% more absorbent than the next leading brand.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, nudity is frowned upon.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, major archaeological findings are frequently bulldozed to make way for new buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, children often kick Gila Monsters for amusement.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, foreign lack of enthusiasm for East Borlandian nose-flute disco metal is seen as a reasonable casus belli.
  • : East Borland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, many believe that the only good Gila Monster is a dead Gila Monster.

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