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The PS2 Puppet of Aqualagoon

“Stop reading my motto!”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Pencil Sharpeners Puppet Storage

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Aqualagoon

Population7.587 billion

CurrencyRaindrop
AnimalTrout

The PS2 Puppet of Aqualagoon is a colossal, orderly nation, remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.587 billion Aqualagoonians 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 relatively small, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and Healthcare aren't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 14.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Aqualagoonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,227 trillion Raindrops 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, highly specialized black market in Beef-Based Agriculture and Trout Farming. 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 161,820 Raindrops, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Almost all of the nation's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices, judges are all-powerful, betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant, and government adverts say that twelve lashes a day keeps divine wrath at bay. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Aqualagoon's national animal is the Trout, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Aqualagoon is ranked 236,910th in the world and 36th in Pencil Sharpeners Puppet Storage for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring -27.44 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1stMost Ignorant Citizens: 39thMost Primitive: 91stHighest Crime Rates: 97thMost Armed: 114thMost Devout: 164thMost Subsidized Industry: 326thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 426thMost Rebellious Youth: 449thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 642ndBest Weather: 825thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,137thMost Efficient Economies: 1,504thMost Avoided: 1,637thNudest: 1,755thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,941stFattest Citizens: 3,144thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,496thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,558thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,887thHighest Average Incomes: 11,108thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 13,073rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,071stMost Income Equality: 17,799thMost Authoritarian: 21,941st
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Nudest: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, government adverts say that twelve lashes a day keeps divine wrath at bay.
  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant.
  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, judges are all-powerful.
  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, almost all of the nation's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, the nation's once beautiful countryside has turned brown as farmers spray potent pesticides.
  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, Animal Liberationists are regularly arrested.
  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, vehicular homicide by Aqualagoonian ambassadors is a leading cause of death throughout the world's capital cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, a signed affidavit from a prominent anti-corruption advocate declares that she is in fact a crook after all.
  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape.
  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, at customs baggage gets an x-ray and female travelers get an ultrasound.

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