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Largest Agricultural Sector: 590thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,348thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,391st
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
We Only Drink The Blood of our Enemies.
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Page
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Barkdull

Population14.017 billion

CapitalBlood Gulch
LeaderBarkdull the Great
FaithMy Religion

Currencydinosaur bone
AnimalMongoose

The Empire of Barkdull is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Barkdull the Great with an iron fist, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, prohibition of alcohol, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.017 billion Barkdulls 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 Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blood Gulch. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Barkdull economy, worth a remarkable 3,159 trillion dinosaur bones a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 225,419 dinosaur bones, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 777,349 per year while the poor average 47,850, a ratio of 16.2 to 1.

Nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more, people say chess victor Barkdull the Great can kill you with mind-bullets, it's best to decline if Barkdull the Great offers to buy a round of drinks, and citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barkdull's national animal is the Mongoose, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is My Religion.

Barkdull is ranked 90,100th in the world and 821st in 10000 Islands for Most Extreme, scoring 19.67 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 590thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,348thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,391stMost Devout: 1,429thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,615thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,699thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,264thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,353rdMost Influential: 2,963rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,050thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,223rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,382ndHighest Economic Output: 3,807thLowest Crime Rates: 4,118thHighest Average Incomes: 4,546thLargest Black Market: 5,149thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,200thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,332ndNudest: 5,949thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,136thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,739thSmartest Citizens: 9,082ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,840thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,130thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,164thMost Developed: 13,579thLargest Mining Sector: 15,293rdLargest Populations: 15,509thBest Weather: 15,877thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,738thMost Stationary: 17,253rdLargest Governments: 17,338thMost Efficient Economies: 18,422nd
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 16th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 17th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 22nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 33rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 41st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 43rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 54th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 58th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 61st in the regionNudest: 66th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 69th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 108th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 111th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 118th in the regionMost Influential: 122nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 123rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 128th in the regionLargest Populations: 132nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 141st in the regionMost Stationary: 150th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 153rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 191st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 200th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 205th in the regionMost Developed: 211th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Barkdull was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of The Republic of Osea.
  • : Barkdull was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of Kachikawawa.
  • : Following new legislation in Barkdull, citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon.
  • : Following new legislation in Barkdull, it's best to decline if Barkdull the Great offers to buy a round of drinks.
  • : Following new legislation in Barkdull, people say chess victor Barkdull the Great can kill you with mind-bullets.
  • : Following new legislation in Barkdull, nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Barkdull, knock-knock jokes regularly get removed from websites for being too edgy.
  • : Following new legislation in Barkdull, the government's economic policy is "sort it yourself".
  • : Following new legislation in Barkdull, public executions just aren't the cheery spectacles they once were.
  • : Following new legislation in Barkdull, cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors.

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