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Safest: 762ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,044thMost Primitive: 2,171st
The Shoot-Anythin' Holy State of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
I'm doing it for the good of the *people*!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Rare

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LardBoy

Population10.635 billion

LeaderDear Leader
FaithEckism

Currencyzorkmid
Animalbadger

The Shoot-Anythin' Holy State of LardBoy is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Dear Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 10.635 billion LardBoyians 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. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The large but sluggish LardBoyian economy, worth 603 trillion zorkmids a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 56,760 zorkmids, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Schoolchildren are arrested for possessing sidewalk chalk without a permit, the nation's student exchange programs are something of a one way street, people of faith are sent to twelve-step programs for 'The Cure', and public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. LardBoy's national animal is the badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Eckism.

LardBoy is ranked 2,171st in the world and 2nd in Thaecia for Most Primitive, scoring 177.45 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Safest: 762ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,044thMost Primitive: 2,171stLargest Governments: 2,244thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,283rdTop
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Nudest: 4,239thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,593rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,495thMost Authoritarian: 6,197thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,260thMost Conservative: 6,359thMost Secular: 8,297thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,306thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,601stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,622ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,727thMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,573rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,918thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,143rdTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,429thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,438thMost Income Equality: 21,589thMost Influential: 22,912thMost Extreme: 22,916th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionMost Conservative: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionNudest: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 19th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : LardBoy was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of The Great Indian Democracy.
  • : LardBoy was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular and the Top 10% for Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in LardBoy, public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment.
  • : Following new legislation in LardBoy, people of faith are sent to twelve-step programs for 'The Cure'.
  • : Following new legislation in LardBoy, the nation's student exchange programs are something of a one way street.
  • : Following new legislation in LardBoy, schoolchildren are arrested for possessing sidewalk chalk without a permit.
  • : LardBoy was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments and the Top 10% for Most Extreme.
  • : LardBoy was endorsed by The Corporate Republic of Cheesecakeastan.
  • : LardBoy voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".
  • : Following new legislation in LardBoy, god-fearing citizens can be seen in prayer circles around the Big Max impact crater.

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