by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Lowest Crime Rates: 3,115thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,245thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,010th
The Holy Empire of
Mother Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Unity, Discipline, Work
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Ishguard1

Population2.604 billion

CapitalSri Lakshmi
LeaderQueen Naomi the Immortal
FaithNaomi-isum

CurrencyGil
AnimalDragon

The Holy Empire of Ishguard1 is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Naomi the Immortal with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 2.604 billion Ishguardians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sri Lakshmi. The average income tax rate is 91.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ishguard1ian economy, worth 461 trillion Gils a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 177,297 Gils, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The police double as repo men, government-funded marriage counseling is showing very limited success, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, and suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ishguard1's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Naomi-isum.

Ishguard1 is ranked 169,157th in the world and 120th in Ascenthia for Most Pro-Market, scoring -62.56 on the Rand Index.

Top
5%
Lowest Crime Rates: 3,115thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,245thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,010thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,955thLargest Governments: 6,042ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,223rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,512thMost Developed: 6,524thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,639thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,889thMost Devout: 6,935thMost Efficient Economies: 6,978thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,984thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,029thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,364thMost Cultured: 7,604thNicest Citizens: 7,999thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,248thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,619thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,682ndHighest Average Incomes: 8,765thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,200thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,346thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,362ndSmartest Citizens: 9,554thHealthiest Citizens: 10,035thTop
10%
Most Compassionate Citizens: 10,633rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,781stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,089thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,251stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,064thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,324thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,300thMost Influential: 14,180thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,570thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,236thBest Weather: 16,313thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,848thMost Inclusive: 17,957th
Top
1%
Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionTop
5%
Largest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionTop
10%
Most Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ishguard1, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence.
  • : Following new legislation in Ishguard1, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in Ishguard1, government-funded marriage counseling is showing very limited success.
  • : Following new legislation in Ishguard1, the police double as repo men.
  • : Following new legislation in Ishguard1, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Ishguard1, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly.
  • : Ishguard1 voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Trotterdam".
  • : Ishguard1 voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".
  • : Ishguard1 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Following new legislation in Ishguard1, the controversial show 'Who Wants to be an Immigrant?' has become wildly popular.

More...

View Forum posts

Report