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Largest Gambling Industry: 790thMost Primitive: 2,125thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,529th
The Nomadic Peoples of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Give thanks to all, for one should be thankful of all.
Influence
Auxiliary
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Jestair

Population494 million

CapitalHeltöpen

Currencymarknote
AnimalGaur

The Nomadic Peoples of Jestair is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its ritual sacrifices, rampant corporate plagiarism, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 494 million Jestairans 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Spirituality, with Administration, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid and Law & Order are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Heltöpen. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.4%.

The all-consuming Jestairian economy, worth 39.9 trillion marknotes a year, is led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Retail and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 80,830 marknotes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 294,422 per year while the poor average 15,772, a ratio of 18.7 to 1.

Most towns have their Leader High School located on Leader Street, everyone suspects that everyone else is a terrorist, children fear compulsory visits to their spiritual advisors more than the dentist, and more than one company makes the board game Monopoly. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Jestair's national animal is the Gaur, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Jestair is ranked 3,086th in the world and 2nd in Greater Necanica for Highest Crime Rates, with 26.51 Crimes Per Hour.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 790thTop
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Most Primitive: 2,125thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,529thMost Devout: 2,751stLargest Retail Industry: 2,907thHighest Crime Rates: 3,086thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,833rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,124thLargest Mining Sector: 9,713thTop
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Most Armed: 10,692ndMost Avoided: 13,589thMost Inclusive: 14,746thHighest Drug Use: 16,029thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,204th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Jestair, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly.
  • : Following new legislation in Jestair, children fear compulsory visits to their spiritual advisors more than the dentist.
  • : Following new legislation in Jestair, everyone suspects that everyone else is a terrorist.
  • : Jestair was reclassified from "Libertarian Police State" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Jestair, most towns have their Leader High School located on Leader Street.
  • : Following new legislation in Jestair, arthritic surgeons with tremulous fingers reassure patients that they are in safe hands.
  • : Following new legislation in Jestair, claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges.
  • : Following new legislation in Jestair, the government has begun breaking all large businesses into thousands of mom-and-pop general stores.
  • : Following new legislation in Jestair, exports of chewing gum are inexplicably falling.
  • : Jestair was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.

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