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Highest Disposable Incomes: 4,308thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,055thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,986th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Twirling Toward Freedom
-Flanel
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

-Flanel

Population969 million

Capital-Flanelpolis
Leader-Flanel

Currencypound
Animalcrocodile

The Empire of -Flanel is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by -Flanel with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, soft-spoken computers, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 969 million -Flanelians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of -Flanelpolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.3%.

The frighteningly efficient -Flanelian economy, worth 125 trillion pounds 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 a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. 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 impressive 129,607 pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 450,818 per year while the poor average 27,153, a ratio of 16.6 to 1.

The government's economic policy is "sort it yourself", photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in -Flanel's bedroom, -Flanelian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, and local government operates tolls on every village road. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. -Flanel's national animal is the crocodile, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

-Flanel is ranked 30,169th in the world and 110th in Capitalist Paradise for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 16,651.78 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 4,308thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,055thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,986thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,286thMost Secular: 7,309thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,537thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 13,714thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,828thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,871stMost Developed: 16,243rdHealthiest Citizens: 19,043rdSmartest Citizens: 20,416thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,078thHighest Average Incomes: 22,001stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23,372ndMost Corrupt Governments: 24,288thMost Influential: 25,276th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in -Flanel, local government operates tolls on every village road.
  • : -Flanel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry and Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in -Flanel, -Flanelian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in -Flanel, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in -Flanel's bedroom.
  • : Following new legislation in -Flanel, the government's economic policy is "sort it yourself".
  • : Following new legislation in -Flanel, economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society.
  • : Following new legislation in -Flanel, auditors are gutting every governmental department.
  • : Following new legislation in -Flanel, digital novelty coins make for surprising vanguards of the revolution.
  • : Following new legislation in -Flanel, glamping -Flanelians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in -Flanel, practising saying 'how now brown cow' is an essential part of holiday planning.

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