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Most Primitive: 514thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,961stMost Devout: 2,623rd
The God Fearing Primal Soldiers of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Hark and Pray! Devote Yourself To The Lord of the Fist!
The Hand
Influence
Superpower
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Godfist

Population1.659 billion

CapitalThe Deities Fingers
LeaderThe Hand
FaithThe Fist of God

CurrencyMost Blessed Token of Faith and Devotion
AnimalOrderly and Obedient Sacred Hymn Owl

The God Fearing Primal Soldiers of Godfist is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Hand with an iron fist, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, lack of airports, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.659 billion Servants of the Fist are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Deities Fingers. The average income tax rate is 91.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Serving the Fist economy, worth 103 trillion Most Blessed Token of Faith and Devotions 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 large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 62,380 Most Blessed Token of Faith and Devotions, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Hymns sung by popular choirs top the billboard charts, the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings, anti-environmentalist dissidents must beware of government plants in their midst, and the people are famous throughout the region for their perfect yellow teeth. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Godfist's national animal is the Orderly and Obedient Sacred Hymn Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Fist of God.

Godfist is ranked 202,990th in the world and 9th in The Long Forgotten Name Nobody Remembers for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -8.36 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Primitive: 514thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,961stTop
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Most Devout: 2,623rdMost Conservative: 2,918thMost Authoritarian: 3,024thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,385thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,877thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,956thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,094thLowest Crime Rates: 9,244thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,862ndTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,222ndBest Weather: 12,635thLargest Governments: 12,936thMost Extreme: 15,834thLargest Black Market: 15,995thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,495thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,107th
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Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Godfist was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Godfist, the people are famous throughout the region for their perfect yellow teeth.
  • : Following new legislation in Godfist, anti-environmentalist dissidents must beware of government plants in their midst.
  • : Following new legislation in Godfist, the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings.
  • : Following new legislation in Godfist, hymns sung by popular choirs top the billboard charts.
  • : Following new legislation in Godfist, foreign governments regularly accuse the Serving the Fist military of war crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in Godfist, military instructors tire of being asked for another bedtime story by seven-year-old conscripts.
  • : Following new legislation in Godfist, religious officials are furious after discovering that things made of stone do not burn well at the stake.
  • : Following new legislation in Godfist, it is often said that only The Hand could bring down Dàguó.
  • : Following new legislation in Godfist, six-year-old children playing dress-up are viewed with suspicion.

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