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Largest Gambling Industry: 3,022ndHighest Crime Rates: 7,618thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,294th
The Foppish Popinjays of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The plague is out of control. We need the drugs on time
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Some

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New Paris Colony

Population3.632 billion

CapitalNew Paris
LeaderWilson

CurrencyFederation Credit
AnimalToothless Crone

The Foppish Popinjays of New Paris Colony is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Wilson with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.632 billion New Parisians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Paris. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.1%.

The all-consuming New Parisian economy, worth 274 trillion Federation Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 75,704 Federation Credits, with the richest citizens earning 8.8 times as much as the poorest.

Police officers catch up on their paperwork while handing their caseload to PIs, sofas are perpetually on sales that Must End Soon, amusement park rides frequently collapse due to lack of maintenance, and wildlife near farms is slowly becoming extinct. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. New Paris Colony's national animal is the Toothless Crone, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

New Paris Colony is ranked 56,816th in the world and 33rd in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,678.73 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 3,022ndHighest Crime Rates: 7,618thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,294thTop
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Most Avoided: 16,573rdLargest Retail Industry: 20,455thHighest Disposable Incomes: 21,473rd
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Largest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionMost Average: 20th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Paris Colony, wildlife near farms is slowly becoming extinct.
  • : New Paris Colony was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Crime Rates and the Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in New Paris Colony, amusement park rides frequently collapse due to lack of maintenance.
  • : Following new legislation in New Paris Colony, sofas are perpetually on sales that Must End Soon.
  • : Following new legislation in New Paris Colony, police officers catch up on their paperwork while handing their caseload to PIs.
  • : Following new legislation in New Paris Colony, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me.
  • : Following new legislation in New Paris Colony, mandatory state-funded classes teach Libertarianism.
  • : New Paris Colony was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes and Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in New Paris Colony, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor.
  • : Following new legislation in New Paris Colony, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget.

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