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Most Efficient Economies: 153rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 258thMost Secular: 422nd
The Democratic Technomancy of
Corporate Bordello
Ab ovo, Usque ad mala
Influence
Dominator
Founder / Sovereign Prince of the Region
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Gurkland

Population14.564 billion

CapitalSheoth
LeaderMitriel Vulanio
FaithMadokaism

CurrencyFreigeld
AnimalPegasus

The Democratic Technomancy of Gurkland is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Mitriel Vulanio with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, anti-smoking policies, and unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 14.564 billion Gurklandians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sheoth. The average income tax rate is 92.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Gurklandian economy, worth a remarkable 5,383 trillion Freigelds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 369,661 Freigelds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers, the only science is political science, many parents are becoming frustrated with their children's choices in spouses, and the Super-Spud Cinematic Universe is breaking box office records. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gurkland's national animal is the Pegasus, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Madokaism.

Gurkland is ranked 31,636th in the world and 2nd in Happy Utopia for Most Politically Free, scoring 79.9 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Efficient Economies: 153rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 258thMost Secular: 422ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 430thMost Subsidized Industry: 447thMost Developed: 579thLargest Agricultural Sector: 584thMost Inclusive: 638thLongest Average Lifespans: 651stSmartest Citizens: 678thHealthiest Citizens: 686thMost Cultured: 714thMost Cheerful Citizens: 728thLargest Information Technology Sector: 774thHighest Average Incomes: 1,052ndNicest Citizens: 1,197thLargest Governments: 1,348thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,359thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,468thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,528thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,530thSafest: 1,631stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,727thHighest Economic Output: 1,795thLowest Crime Rates: 1,855thRudest Citizens: 1,985thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,088thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,318thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,581stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,587thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,736thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,949thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,738thMost Pacifist: 4,362ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,401stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,190thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,993rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,232ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,356thBest Weather: 8,817thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,898thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,021stTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,337thMost Influential: 15,955thLargest Populations: 16,824thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,368th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gurkland lodged a message on the Happy Utopia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, the Super-Spud Cinematic Universe is breaking box office records.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, many parents are becoming frustrated with their children's choices in spouses.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, the only science is political science.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, Air Gurkland is rumored to receive more government funding than the Gurklandian Air Force.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, the citizenship exam requires years of study to actually pass.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts.
  • : Gurkland lodged a message on the Happy Utopia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurkland, skateboarding is considered a form of diplomacy.

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