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Most Ignorant Citizens: 530thBest Weather: 1,583rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,165th
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Quercus fusiformis

Population7.348 billion

CapitalOakdale

Currencyacorn
Animalarmadillo

The Hardy Oak Trees of Quercus fusiformis is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its conspicuous electricity pylons, fear of technology, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.348 billion Quercus fusiformisians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oakdale. The average income tax rate is 73.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Quercus fusiformisian economy, worth 790 trillion acorns 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, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Basket Weaving, Gambling, and Information Technology. 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 107,584 acorns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Billions of acorns are being blown on orbital weapons development, all transmission towers have been temporarily diverted in order to establish dialogue with a comet, the government spends billions to protect Quercus fusiformis from a disaster that is one in a million, and women complaining about lack of opportunity are told to "man up". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Quercus fusiformis's national animal is the armadillo, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Quercus fusiformis is ranked 200,260th in the world and 420th in Forest for Least Corrupt Governments, with 50.85 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 530thBest Weather: 1,583rdTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,165thMost Primitive: 2,248thLargest Black Market: 3,539thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,256thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,140thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,253rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,639thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,569thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,534thMost Armed: 8,841stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,313thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 10,678thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,738thHealthiest Citizens: 11,738thMost Authoritarian: 14,423rdMost Secular: 15,108thMost Stationary: 17,017th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 23rd in the regionMost Primitive: 26th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 30th in the regionMost Armed: 30th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 36th in the regionMost Stationary: 42nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Quercus fusiformis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Quercus fusiformis, women complaining about lack of opportunity are told to "man up".
  • : Following new legislation in Quercus fusiformis, the government spends billions to protect Quercus fusiformis from a disaster that is one in a million.
  • : Following new legislation in Quercus fusiformis, all transmission towers have been temporarily diverted in order to establish dialogue with a comet.
  • : Following new legislation in Quercus fusiformis, billions of acorns are being blown on orbital weapons development.
  • : Quercus fusiformis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Quercus fusiformis, mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights.
  • : Following new legislation in Quercus fusiformis, fistfighting vigilantes tend to suffer a lot of gunshot wounds.
  • : Following new legislation in Quercus fusiformis, the slowest students feel vaguely targeted by their Mendelian Inheritance coursework.
  • : Following new legislation in Quercus fusiformis, traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers.

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