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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,500thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,090thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,634th
The Free Land of
Right-wing Utopia Corrupt Thieving Uneducated Fascist Fundamentalists
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Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
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Car Country

Population184 million

CurrencyBolt
AnimalHorse

The Free Land of Car Country is a very large, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, infamous sell-swords, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 184 million Car Countryians are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The tiny, moralistic, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.9%.

The powerhouse Car Countryian economy, worth 15.4 trillion Bolts a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 83,675 Bolts, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 458,627 per year while the poor average 7,778, a ratio of 59.0 to 1.

Citizens must have a license to operate a computer, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works, the Great Car Countryian Desert is reputedly the most uninhabitable place in the region, and the national symbol of Car Country is now always featured on a skewer. Crime is moderate, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Car Country's national animal is the Horse, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Car Country is ranked 11,863rd in the world and 263rd in the West Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 6,010.07 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,500thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,090thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 11,634thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,863rdLargest Gambling Industry: 12,346thMost Pro-Market: 12,416thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,742ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,887thMost Avoided: 13,350thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,994thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,274thLargest Mining Sector: 18,069thMost Conservative: 18,789thFattest Citizens: 19,615th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 121st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 145th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 170th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 198th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 251st in the regionMost Avoided: 256th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 263rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 302nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 305th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 349th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 387th in the regionFattest Citizens: 415th in the regionRudest Citizens: 524th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 534th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Car Country was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Car Country, the national symbol of Car Country is now always featured on a skewer.
  • : Following new legislation in Car Country, the Great Car Countryian Desert is reputedly the most uninhabitable place in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Car Country, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in Car Country, citizens must have a license to operate a computer.
  • : Following new legislation in Car Country, the nation's historic treasures have been sold off to Maxtopia's "Museum of Car Countryian Artifacts That They're Too Stupid to Appreciate".
  • : Car Country's influence in The West Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Car Country was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Car Country, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Horse.
  • : Following new legislation in Car Country, the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Car Country' is a smash hit.

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