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Most Valuable International Artwork: 48thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,279thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,839th
The Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Might Makes Right
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Portsville

Population3.471 billion

Currencydenier
Animalfalcon

The Republic of Portsville is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, avowedly heterosexual populace, and compulsory gun ownership. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.471 billion Portsvilleans 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, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 73.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Portsvillean economy, worth 493 trillion deniers 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, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. 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 142,165 deniers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets, the weather in Portsville City is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings', and shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Portsville's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Portsville is ranked 166,908th in the world and 29th in Testregionia for Most Politically Free, scoring 23.86 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 48thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,279thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,839thMost Armed: 3,982ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,745thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,193rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,898thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,994thLargest Black Market: 8,825thLowest Crime Rates: 9,096thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,171stTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,327thMost Devout: 10,361stMost Corrupt Governments: 10,470thHealthiest Citizens: 10,960thMost Efficient Economies: 12,385thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,835thBest Weather: 13,958thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,343rdHighest Average Incomes: 15,441stLargest Governments: 17,026thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,178thMost Authoritarian: 19,149thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,475th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Portsville was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Portsville was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, the weather in Portsville City is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings'.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees his shadow.
  • : Portsville was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, new pilots are regularly reminded that they are more expendable than their planes.
  • : Following new legislation in Portsville, signs of extraterrestrial life are just foreign astronauts evading Portsvillean justice.

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