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Rudest Citizens: 387thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,050thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,217th
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Gerald Does Things

Population5.022 billion

Currencycredits
Animale coli

The Federation of Gerald Does Things is a colossal, efficient nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, free-roaming dinosaurs, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 5.022 billion Gerald Does Thingsians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Gerald Does Thingsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,027 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 204,649 credits, with the richest citizens earning 7.0 times as much as the poorest.

A new "thought police" branch is being developed, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, and disposable antiseptic wipes are considered a social necessity. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Gerald Does Things's national animal is the e coli, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Gerald Does Things is ranked 3,973rd in the world and 91st in The East Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 27.25 Obesity Rate.

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Rudest Citizens: 387thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,050thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,217thLargest Retail Industry: 1,772ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,844thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,800thSmartest Citizens: 2,878thHighest Crime Rates: 2,955thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,008thFattest Citizens: 3,973rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,981stMost Avoided: 4,697thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,393rdLargest Insurance Industry: 6,068thMost Secular: 6,130thHighest Average Incomes: 6,312thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,593rdLargest Publishing Industry: 7,502ndMost Efficient Economies: 7,522ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,881stMost Developed: 11,356thMost Armed: 11,537thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 12,194thNudest: 12,292ndMost Cultured: 12,420thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12,571stHighest Economic Output: 18,035thLargest Governments: 22,112thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,169thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,292ndMost Stationary: 22,484thMost Influential: 23,561stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 23,628thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,982nd
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Rudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 28th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 39th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 48th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 70th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 72nd in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 86th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 90th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 91st in the regionFattest Citizens: 91st in the regionMost Avoided: 114th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 153rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 157th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 157th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 183rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 198th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 199th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 214th in the regionMost Secular: 221st in the regionMost Armed: 285th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 292nd in the regionNudest: 299th in the regionMost Cultured: 343rd in the regionMost Developed: 343rd in the regionMost Stationary: 385th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 387th in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 498th in the regionLargest Governments: 641st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 672nd in the regionLargest Populations: 680th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 707th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 714th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 727th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 739th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 766th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 775th in the regionLargest Black Market: 814th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gerald Does Things, disposable antiseptic wipes are considered a social necessity.
  • : Following new legislation in Gerald Does Things, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election.
  • : Following new legislation in Gerald Does Things, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.
  • : Following new legislation in Gerald Does Things, a new "thought police" branch is being developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Gerald Does Things, airplane passengers who purchase "basic economy" tickets are often assigned seats in the lavatory.
  • : Gerald Does Things was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Gerald Does Things, exports are stamped with "made by the invisible hand you commies".
  • : Following new legislation in Gerald Does Things, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • : Following new legislation in Gerald Does Things, Violetist maidens who fall for an outsider must leave their violet light districts in shame.
  • : Following new legislation in Gerald Does Things, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters.

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