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Most Primitive: 1,237th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,506th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,000th
The Commonwealth of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Monkey Butts are good
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Few

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Monkey Butt

Population1.512 billion

CapitalMonkeyButtopolis
LeaderHead of Council Theodore Monkeystein

CurrencyBananas
AnimalMonkey

The Commonwealth of Monkey Butt is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Head of Council Theodore Monkeystein with an iron fist, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, triple-decker prams, and fear of technology. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.512 billion Monkey Buttians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of MonkeyButtopolis. The average income tax rate is 31.2%.

The Monkey Buttian economy, worth 75.9 trillion Bananas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Tourism, Basket Weaving, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 50,204 Bananas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

Meetings are often scheduled for "about four-ish" following complete conversion to sundials, education is transforming people into first-rate snobs, the secret service is working overtime to find anyone publishing unauthorized material about Head of Council Theodore Monkeystein, and the nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Monkey Butt's national animal is the Monkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Monkey Butt is ranked 35,066th in the world and 3rd in The Nudist Dreamland for Longest Average Lifespans, with 66.32 Years.

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Most Primitive: 1,237thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,506thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,000th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Monkey Butt's influence in The Nudist Dreamland rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Monkey Butt was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Following new legislation in Monkey Butt, the nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers.
  • : Following new legislation in Monkey Butt, the secret service is working overtime to find anyone publishing unauthorized material about Head of Council Theodore Monkeystein.
  • : Monkey Butt was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Monkey Butt, education is transforming people into first-rate snobs.
  • : Following new legislation in Monkey Butt, meetings are often scheduled for "about four-ish" following complete conversion to sundials.
  • : Monkey Butt lodged a message on the The Nudist Dreamland Regional Message Board.
  • : Monkey Butt lodged a message on the The Nudist Dreamland Regional Message Board.
  • : Monkey Butt's influence in The Nudist Dreamland rose from "Page" to "Squire".

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