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Largest Publishing Industry: 84thMost Rebellious Youth: 90thLargest Black Market: 163rd
The Continuum of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Yog-Sothoth yn gwybod y giāt. Yog-Sothoth yw'r porth.
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Yogxzark

Population21.474 billion

CapitalR'lyeh
LeaderXavvk
FaithAcolytes of Yog-Sothoth

CurrencyOth'yleh
AnimalCthulhu Spawn

The Continuum of Yogxzark is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Xavvk with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, ban on automobiles, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 21.474 billion Yogs 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 large government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of R'lyeh. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Yogxzarkian economy, worth a remarkable 7,234 trillion Oth'ylehs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 336,904 Oth'ylehs, with the richest citizens earning 5.0 times as much as the poorest.

Trespassers entering Xavvk's office are immediately vaporized, psychiatrists that date patients are congratulated on their romantic conquests, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, and libraries are refusing to stock A Midsummer Night's Dream because it has an ass in it. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Yogxzark's national animal is the Cthulhu Spawn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Acolytes of Yog-Sothoth.

Yogxzark is ranked 241,249th in the world and 1st in Pocket Dimension 998877663321 for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -31.62 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 84thMost Rebellious Youth: 90thLargest Black Market: 163rdMost Advanced Public Education: 203rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 233rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 254thHighest Crime Rates: 274thMost Armed: 282ndMost Subsidized Industry: 301stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 327thLargest Information Technology Sector: 466thMost Beautiful Environments: 797thSmartest Citizens: 808thLargest Welfare Programs: 899thLeast Corrupt Governments: 906thHighest Economic Output: 1,002ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,150thHighest Average Incomes: 1,440thMost Efficient Economies: 1,773rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,933rdRudest Citizens: 2,154thLargest Governments: 2,257thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,263rdMost Developed: 2,398thTop
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Most Cultured: 2,466thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,338thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,551stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,914thMost Stationary: 4,597thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,720thMost Inclusive: 5,096thLargest Populations: 6,106thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,863rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,599thMost Influential: 10,009thHealthiest Citizens: 11,053rdTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,175thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,491stMost Secular: 16,105thHighest Drug Use: 20,382ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,551stBest Weather: 23,822nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Yogxzark, libraries are refusing to stock A Midsummer Night's Dream because it has an ass in it.
  • : Following new legislation in Yogxzark, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Yogxzark, psychiatrists that date patients are congratulated on their romantic conquests.
  • : Following new legislation in Yogxzark, trespassers entering Xavvk's office are immediately vaporized.
  • : Following new legislation in Yogxzark, stern tutting by international commentators has persuaded Yogxzark to disarm.
  • : Following new legislation in Yogxzark, the people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli.
  • : Yogxzark was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Yogxzark, pausing for applause during a speech is seen as a form of censorship.
  • : Following new legislation in Yogxzark, much of Yogxzark's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • : Following new legislation in Yogxzark, tens of thousands of Yogs rock the night away at the annual SuperLob.

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