by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Largest Retail Industry: 406th Rudest Citizens: 715th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 782nd
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Sic Semper Tyrannis
Influence
Apprentice
Secretary of War
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Furbish Islands

Population5.608 billion

CapitalFurby City
LeaderPrime Minister Thomas Norup

CurrencyFurbish dollar
AnimalFurbish jungle cat

The Republic of Furbish Islands is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Thomas Norup with an even hand, and notable for its flagrant waste-dumping, ubiquitous missile silos, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 5.608 billion Furbishmen 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 tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Furby City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Furbish economy, worth a remarkable 1,400 trillion Furbish dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 249,797 Furbish dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 916,532 per year while the poor average 48,191, a ratio of 19.0 to 1.

Commuters often break into synchronised para-para dancing for no reason at all, self-driving cars occasionally mow down pedestrians to avoid inconveniencing passengers, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them, and the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Furbish Islands's national animal is the Furbish jungle cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Furbish Islands is ranked 3,907th in the world and 8th in Federation of Conservative Nations for Most Corrupt Governments, with 168.71 Kickbacks Per Hour.

Top
1%
Largest Retail Industry: 406thRudest Citizens: 715thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 782ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,009thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,020thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,059thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,628thTop
5%
Most Rebellious Youth: 1,722ndMost Avoided: 1,963rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,068thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,582ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,680thHighest Average Incomes: 2,854thFattest Citizens: 2,929thMost Cultured: 2,993rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,294thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,319thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,707thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,888thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,907thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,922ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,057thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,411thMost Armed: 4,494thSmartest Citizens: 6,139thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,582ndMost Inclusive: 7,034thMost Efficient Economies: 7,050thTop
10%
Highest Economic Output: 9,360thLargest Mining Sector: 9,367thLargest Black Market: 10,274thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,978thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,328thMost Secular: 15,990th
Top
1%
Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionTop
5%
Largest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionMost Secular: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Furbish Islands, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association.
  • : Following new legislation in Furbish Islands, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them.
  • : Following new legislation in Furbish Islands, self-driving cars occasionally mow down pedestrians to avoid inconveniencing passengers.
  • : Following new legislation in Furbish Islands, commuters often break into synchronised para-para dancing for no reason at all.
  • : Furbish Islands lodged a message on the Federation of Conservative Nations Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Furbish Islands, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.
  • : Furbish Islands was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Furbish Islands lodged a message on the Federation of Conservative Nations Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Furbish Islands, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Furbish Islands, the average cargo freighter spends more than half its service life undergoing safety inspections.

More...

View Forum posts

Report