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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,420thMost Devout: 8,555thMost Authoritarian: 9,838th
The Theocracy of
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The Chaos crawls so that we may walk.
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Hermit
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Nyarleth

Population1.388 billion

Currencyducat
AnimalAbino Penguin

The Theocracy of Nyarleth is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, triple-decker prams, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.388 billion Nyarlethians 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 Education, Spirituality, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 71.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Nyarlethian economy, worth 60.5 trillion ducats 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, highly specialized black market in Information Technology, Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 43,564 ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Nyarleth, open-heart surgery is taught in seminaries, Leader has been self-declared as the Most Supreme Magnificent Overlord of Everything You Ever Saw, and the government snoops on private internet connections. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nyarleth's national animal is the Abino Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Nyarleth is ranked 199,596th in the world and 1st in Crawling Ascendancy for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -7.51 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,420thMost Devout: 8,555thMost Authoritarian: 9,838thTop
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Most Income Equality: 13,975thBest Weather: 18,068thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,561stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,944th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Nyarleth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Nyarleth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather and Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Nyarleth was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Nyarleth, the government snoops on private internet connections.
  • : Following new legislation in Nyarleth, Leader has been self-declared as the Most Supreme Magnificent Overlord of Everything You Ever Saw.
  • : Following new legislation in Nyarleth, open-heart surgery is taught in seminaries.
  • : Following new legislation in Nyarleth, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Nyarleth.
  • : Nyarleth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Nyarleth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Nyarleth, when conspiracy theorists talk about "government moles" they're referring to mysteriously mobile skin lesions.

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