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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19th
The Free and Holy Republic of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
Perfectly Fine, Thank You....
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Happy Civilians

Population20.293 billion

CapitalThe Joyous City of Freedom
Leaderthe Brilliant Leader
FaithChristianity

CurrencyAlmighty Dollar
AnimalSuper Amazing Brave Eagle

The Free and Holy Republic of The Happy Civilians is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Brilliant Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enslaved workforce, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 20.293 billion Patriotic Citizens are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Joyous City of Freedom. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Patriotic Citizen economy, worth a remarkable 9,688 trillion Almighty Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 477,435 Almighty Dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,472,006 per year while the poor average 4,293, a ratio of 1,041 to 1.

Commuters and their desktops both bemoan their hard drives, the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings, school uniforms are compulsory, and politicians are often seen with soldiers pointing guns at their heads. Crime is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Happy Civilians's national animal is the Super Amazing Brave Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

The Happy Civilians is ranked 205,610th in the world and 8,084th in The East Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 1.59 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19thLargest Insurance Industry: 41stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 53rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 54thFattest Citizens: 56thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 64thMost Avoided: 64thMost Devout: 77thMost Ignorant Citizens: 89thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 89thMost Corrupt Governments: 111thHighest Disposable Incomes: 134thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 152ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 174thLargest Retail Industry: 195thLargest Mining Sector: 196thLargest Agricultural Sector: 269thMost Armed: 332ndMost Primitive: 343rdHighest Average Incomes: 364thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 446thRudest Citizens: 456thHighest Economic Output: 469thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 474thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 735thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,212thMost Efficient Economies: 1,314thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,221stHighest Crime Rates: 3,409thLargest Populations: 6,199thLargest Black Market: 8,731stMost Conservative: 8,953rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,091stTop
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Most Influential: 11,770thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,196thMost Pro-Market: 18,144th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Primitive: 16th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 26th in the regionLargest Populations: 49th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 54th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 84th in the regionLargest Black Market: 256th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 338th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 417th in the regionMost Conservative: 529th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 558th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 565th in the regionMost Influential: 630th in the regionLargest Governments: 738th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Happy Civilians, politicians are often seen with soldiers pointing guns at their heads.
  • : Following new legislation in The Happy Civilians, school uniforms are compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in The Happy Civilians, the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings.
  • : Following new legislation in The Happy Civilians, commuters and their desktops both bemoan their hard drives.
  • : Following new legislation in The Happy Civilians, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • : Following new legislation in The Happy Civilians, The Brilliant Leader's latest speech included a bizarre reference to MaxWow incontinence pads being 50% more absorbent than the next leading brand.
  • : Following new legislation in The Happy Civilians, wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities.
  • : Following new legislation in The Happy Civilians, those who investigate UFOs tend to wake up delirious on abandoned roads.
  • : Following new legislation in The Happy Civilians, the nation refuses to discard its increasingly useless penny.
  • : Following new legislation in The Happy Civilians, the nation's healthcare system has taken a "survival of the fittest" approach in administering care.

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