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Rudest Citizens: 1,850thLargest Retail Industry: 2,259thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,501st
The Armed Republic of
Corporate Bordello Blood-Sucking Capitalist Leeches
Don't bark up our trunk
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Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Violent Trees

Population1.156 billion

CapitalFirm Pine Forest
LeaderThe Big Branch
FaithHerbology

CurrencyPinecone
Animalsquirrel

The Armed Republic of Violent Trees is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Big Branch with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.156 billion Violent Forest are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Firm Pine Forest. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 22.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Violent Treesinian economy, worth 153 trillion Pinecones a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 132,909 Pinecones, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 430,935 per year while the poor average 30,931, a ratio of 13.9 to 1.

The silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of Violent Treesinian democracy, textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be, newly synthesized elements' half-lives are a million times shorter than the time it takes to say their names, and remote-control hang-gliding scarecrows patrol the skies to keep songbirds from leaving the nation's borders. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Violent Trees's national animal is the squirrel, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Herbology.

Violent Trees is ranked 48,439th in the world and 304th in 10000 Islands for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 52.64 Whatever.

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Rudest Citizens: 1,850thLargest Retail Industry: 2,259thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,501stMost Influential: 5,499thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,844thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,806thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,502ndLargest Publishing Industry: 11,714thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 14,169thMost Secular: 14,217thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,088thMost Inclusive: 16,429thSmartest Citizens: 16,812thMost Cultured: 16,900thMost Developed: 17,263rdMost Efficient Economies: 17,499thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,218thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18,784thHighest Average Incomes: 18,804thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,297thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,309thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,605th
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Rudest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 40th in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 71st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 75th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 79th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 81st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 83rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 95th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 99th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 101st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Violent Trees, remote-control hang-gliding scarecrows patrol the skies to keep songbirds from leaving the nation's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in Violent Trees, newly synthesized elements' half-lives are a million times shorter than the time it takes to say their names.
  • : Following new legislation in Violent Trees, textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Violent Trees, the silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of Violent Treesinian democracy.
  • : Following new legislation in Violent Trees, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Violent Trees, drowning sailors are hung out to dry.
  • : Following new legislation in Violent Trees, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles.
  • : Violent Trees voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Following new legislation in Violent Trees, cowboys often wear wolfskin jackets to the saloon.
  • : Following new legislation in Violent Trees, government fact-checkers use surprising amounts of high explosive.

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