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Nudest: 4,758thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,512thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,255th
The Free Land of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Pride and Industry
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Laffertty

Population345 million

CapitalChemdawg

Currencypound
AnimalKiller whale

The Free Land of Laffertty is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, otherworldly petting zoo, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 345 million Lafferttyians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chemdawg. The average income tax rate is 62.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Lafferttyian economy, worth 34.5 trillion pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 100,107 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The question of 'what is Leader's favorite color?' has been given a priority rating of burnt-orange, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, the Laffertty Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', and street preachers spend more time condemning government bureaucracy than passers-by. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laffertty's national animal is the Killer whale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Laffertty is ranked 129,886th in the world and 214th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 1,290.24 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Nudest: 4,758thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,512thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,255thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,897thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 15,162ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,665thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,675thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 20,906thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,540thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,887thMost Influential: 22,794th
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Highest Drug Use: 6th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 14th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 24th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Laffertty, street preachers spend more time condemning government bureaucracy than passers-by.
  • : Following new legislation in Laffertty, the Laffertty Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'.
  • : Following new legislation in Laffertty, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.
  • : Following new legislation in Laffertty, the question of 'what is Leader's favorite color?' has been given a priority rating of burnt-orange.
  • : Following new legislation in Laffertty, whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company.
  • : Following new legislation in Laffertty, a degree in Leader Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers.
  • : Following new legislation in Laffertty, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent.
  • : Following new legislation in Laffertty, tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash.
  • : Laffertty was reclassified from "Moralistic Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Laffertty, you don't need a smoking gun to arrest someone for promoting guns.

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