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Largest Mining Sector: 3,286thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,583rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,746th
The Holy Christmas of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Come on, Christmas!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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I Wanna Be Santa Claus

Population8.173 billion

CapitalLiverpool
LeaderRingo Starr
FaithPeace and Love

CurrencyStarr
AnimalRingo

The Holy Christmas of I Wanna Be Santa Claus is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Ringo Starr with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 8.173 billion I Wanna Be Santa Clausians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Liverpool. The average income tax rate is 58.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming I Wanna Be Santa Clausian economy, worth 771 trillion Starrs a year, is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 94,411 Starrs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings", gardeners must genetically test weeds for unique traits before digging them up, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau', and a burger chain recently changed its name to Mack Donaldz for legal reasons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. I Wanna Be Santa Claus's national animal is the Ringo, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Peace and Love.

I Wanna Be Santa Claus is ranked 21,506th in the world and 37th in Spiritus for Most Authoritarian, with 2,260.74 milliStalins.

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Largest Mining Sector: 3,286thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,583rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,746thLargest Black Market: 5,963rdMost Devout: 7,638thMost Avoided: 9,305thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,859thTop
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Most Stationary: 11,645thMost Primitive: 12,479thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,148thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,175thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,888thMost Ignorant Citizens: 20,508thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,026thMost Authoritarian: 21,506th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionMost Avoided: 24th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Devout: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : I Wanna Be Santa Claus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments and the Top 10% for Most Authoritarian and Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in I Wanna Be Santa Claus, a burger chain recently changed its name to Mack Donaldz for legal reasons.
  • : Following new legislation in I Wanna Be Santa Claus, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau'.
  • : Following new legislation in I Wanna Be Santa Claus, gardeners must genetically test weeds for unique traits before digging them up.
  • : Following new legislation in I Wanna Be Santa Claus, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings".
  • : Following new legislation in I Wanna Be Santa Claus, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • : I Wanna Be Santa Claus was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : I Wanna Be Santa Claus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in I Wanna Be Santa Claus, Merry Birthday is a popular protest song despite the risk of fines and royalty dues.
  • : Following new legislation in I Wanna Be Santa Claus, a decrease in wailing and gnashing of teeth at astronomical events is reducing demand for dentistry.

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