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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,511thMost Influential: 2,338thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,441st
The Armed Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
If all else fails, play dead.
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NeoConcordia

Population3.677 billion

CapitalCarcosa

Currencycredit
AnimalVorpal Bunny

The Armed Republic of NeoConcordia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its enslaved workforce, parental licensing program, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 3.677 billion NeoConcordians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carcosa. The average income tax rate is 43.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse NeoConcordian economy, worth 668 trillion credits 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, 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 an impressive 181,895 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

The military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, students everywhere have been despairing after the recent ban on video games, obstetricians are not allowed to publish ultrasound pictures of fetuses in medical journals, and the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low. NeoConcordia's national animal is the Vorpal Bunny, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

NeoConcordia is ranked 136,428th in the world and 6,012th in the South Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 57.82 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,511thTop
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Most Influential: 2,338thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,441stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,568thMost Secular: 2,696thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,511thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,779thLargest Black Market: 4,057thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,819thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,098thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,636thHighest Average Incomes: 8,190thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,307thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,042ndHighest Poor Incomes: 9,193rdMost Armed: 9,477thMost Cultured: 9,662ndTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,289thSmartest Citizens: 12,636thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,057thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,168thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,193rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,624thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,871st
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 55th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 72nd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 91st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 92nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 104th in the regionMost Secular: 105th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 144th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 177th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 202nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 235th in the regionMost Armed: 241st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 252nd in the regionMost Cultured: 272nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 272nd in the regionMost Influential: 280th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 284th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 298th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 375th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 376th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 422nd in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 466th in the regionMost Stationary: 492nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 501st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 545th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 549th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 573rd in the regionLargest Governments: 660th in the regionLargest Populations: 680th in the regionNudest: 696th in the regionMost Developed: 739th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in NeoConcordia, the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects.
  • : Following new legislation in NeoConcordia, obstetricians are not allowed to publish ultrasound pictures of fetuses in medical journals.
  • : Following new legislation in NeoConcordia, students everywhere have been despairing after the recent ban on video games.
  • : Following new legislation in NeoConcordia, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers.
  • : Following new legislation in NeoConcordia, spies caught in NeoConcordia are never heard from again.
  • : NeoConcordia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in NeoConcordia, the government has repealed elections for fear of 'mob rule'.
  • : NeoConcordia was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in NeoConcordia, shanty towns of homeless immigrants are the ideal recruiting ground for terrorist organisations.
  • : Following new legislation in NeoConcordia, Leader's new socialist government gets its policy advice from teenagers.

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