by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics


Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,577thMost Income Equality: 19,427th
The Empire of
Authoritarian Democracy Mouth-Breathing Creationists
Fix yourself before you fix the world
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population353 million


The Empire of Figures is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 353 million Figuresians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 37.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Figuresian economy, worth 10.8 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. Average income is 30,595 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government violently suppresses separatist movements, write-in candidate 'Leader Sucks' is perennially popular, notable individuals are granted land and titles, and the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Figures's national animal is the Lobster, which can occasionally be seen avoiding garbage in the nation's murky oceans.

Figures is ranked 47,858th in the world and 2,117th in The East Pacific for Safest, scoring 101.63 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,577thTop
Most Income Equality: 19,427th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: