by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Most Primitive: 7,496thMost Ignorant Citizens: 7,621stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,820th
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
We're bred for contemplation, self-reliance & longevity
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Rare

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Planet Platonius

Population847 million

CapitalSahndara

CurrencyKironide
AnimalBuffoon

The Republic of Planet Platonius is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its fear of technology, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 847 million Platonians 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, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sahndara. The average income tax rate is 64.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Platonian economy, worth 21.4 trillion Kironides 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 large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Trout Farming, Cheese Exports, and Gambling. 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 25,287 Kironides, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bars are packed at all hours, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations, young girls often attend the same schools as their children, and male celebrity chefs are laughed at for their lack of manliness. Crime is well under control, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Planet Platonius's national animal is the Buffoon, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Planet Platonius is ranked 12,898th in the world and 20th in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Most Authoritarian, with 3,481.05 milliStalins.

Top
5%
Most Primitive: 7,496thMost Ignorant Citizens: 7,621stTop
10%
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,820thMost Authoritarian: 12,898thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,458th
Top
10%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Planet Platonius, male celebrity chefs are laughed at for their lack of manliness.
  • : Following new legislation in Planet Platonius, young girls often attend the same schools as their children.
  • : Following new legislation in Planet Platonius, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Planet Platonius, bars are packed at all hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Planet Platonius, the government is paving paradises to put up parking lots.
  • : Following new legislation in Planet Platonius, the 'three Rs' have become the 'four Rs' with the addition of Rightful Thought.
  • : Following new legislation in Planet Platonius, commemoration of the Great United Earth Space Probe Agency War costs almost as much as the war itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Planet Platonius, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list.
  • : Following new legislation in Planet Platonius, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high.
  • : Following new legislation in Planet Platonius, NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests.

More...

Report