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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,340th Least Corrupt Governments: 6,018th Most Influential: 8,615th
The Federal Republic of
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Poiston

Population478 million

CapitalNew Hawkford

CurrencyPoiston Dollar
AnimalKererū

The Federal Republic of Poiston is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 478 million Poiyans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Hawkford. The average income tax rate is 41.7%.

The all-consuming Poistonian economy, worth 42.6 trillion Poiston Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 89,100 Poiston Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes', artists are pillars of society, and Tourism facilities are being turned into Kererū habitats. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Poiston's national animal is the Kererū, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Poiston is ranked 113,934th in the world and 4,203rd in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -3.46 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,340thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,018thTop
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Most Influential: 8,615thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,838thNicest Citizens: 9,460thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,067thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,856thBest Weather: 15,289thMost Pacifist: 16,027th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 179th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 262nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 269th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 351st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 363rd in the regionBest Weather: 428th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 450th in the regionMost Inclusive: 499th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 502nd in the regionMost Influential: 504th in the regionMost Pacifist: 519th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 530th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 536th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 569th in the regionMost Developed: 578th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 610th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Poiston, Tourism facilities are being turned into Kererū habitats.
  • : Following new legislation in Poiston, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Poiston, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • : Poiston voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Common Territories".
  • : Poiston voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Prevention of Mutually assured destruction".
  • : Following new legislation in Poiston, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Poiston, the most popular WhoTube videos are ones featuring parodies of iconic songs.
  • : Following new legislation in Poiston, there is no other place with more lab coats per square mile than former houses of worship.
  • : Following new legislation in Poiston, returning tourists and businessmen are detained without trial if they belong to the "wrong" religion.
  • : Following new legislation in Poiston, the best-of-the-best athletes have been replaced by the best-of-the-mediocre.

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