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Largest Gambling Industry: 3,304thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,813thLargest Mining Sector: 6,184th
The Gamesters of
Corporate Police State
I bid two thousand quatloos for the newcomers!
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Tri-Skelion

Population2.655 billion

CapitalThe Power Station
LeaderThe Providers

CurrencyQuatloo
AnimalThrall

The Gamesters of Tri-Skelion is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The Providers with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, parental licensing program, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.655 billion Drill Thralls 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, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Power Station. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.8%.

The all-consuming Triskelion economy, worth 253 trillion Quatloos a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is 95,626 Quatloos, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 423,667 per year while the poor average 13,479, a ratio of 31.4 to 1.

Only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations, turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius', grim instructresses lead the unwillingly impregnated in chants of "it's all my fault" and "blessed be the fruit", and public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Tri-Skelion's national animal is the Thrall, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Tri-Skelion is ranked 169,436th in the world and 144th in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring zero on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 3,304thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,813thLargest Mining Sector: 6,184thMost Avoided: 7,099thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,011thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,411thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,037thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,857thLargest Retail Industry: 11,281stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11,589thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 12,291stMost Corrupt Governments: 14,561stMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,782ndMost Secular: 22,048thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 22,979thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,746th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 11th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 19th in the regionRudest Citizens: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Tri-Skelion, public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment.
  • : Tri-Skelion was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Tri-Skelion, grim instructresses lead the unwillingly impregnated in chants of "it's all my fault" and "blessed be the fruit".
  • : Following new legislation in Tri-Skelion, turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius'.
  • : Following new legislation in Tri-Skelion, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations.
  • : Following new legislation in Tri-Skelion, years of counter-terrorism planning are foiled by small details.
  • : Following new legislation in Tri-Skelion, Tri-Skelion's army is full of two-metre tall super-soldiers.
  • : Tri-Skelion was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Tri-Skelion, all citizens are solely referenced by their allocated identity number.
  • : Following new legislation in Tri-Skelion, the government has swiped left on the whole internet.

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