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The Eternal Misfortune of Askatopia

“Stop Reading My Motto!”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Pencil Sharpeners Puppet Storage

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Askatopia

Population21.014 billion

CapitalThe Unyielding Cesspit Of Filth
LeaderThe Executioner
FaithVioletism

CurrencyNuclear Bomb
AnimalSlug

The Eternal Misfortune of Askatopia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Executioner with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, infamous sell-swords, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 21.014 billion Disposables 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order and Spirituality are also considered important, while Education and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Unyielding Cesspit Of Filth. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Disposable economy, worth an astonishing 13,234 trillion Nuclear Bombs 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 Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. 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 a breathtaking 629,812 Nuclear Bombs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

School guidance counselors recommend monastic vows as an alternative to higher education, survivors receive aid from only the most environmentally-friendly transport, bands of adventurers rove the countryside searching for monsters, and charity no longer begins at home. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Askatopia's national animal is the Slug, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Violetism.

Askatopia is ranked 299,976th in the world and 34th in Pencil Sharpeners Puppet Storage for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -23.53 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1stMost Primitive: 1stLargest Mining Sector: 1stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1stMost Devout: 2ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21stMost Corrupt Governments: 22ndMost Patriotic: 32ndHighest Poor Incomes: 48thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 60thLargest Black Market: 90thLowest Crime Rates: 91stFattest Citizens: 121stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 136thHighest Average Incomes: 177thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 192ndMost Avoided: 208thHighest Economic Output: 427thLargest Governments: 623rdMost Cultured: 995thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,113thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,373rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,666thTop
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Most Conservative: 3,063rdRudest Citizens: 3,557thNudest: 4,460thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,716thMost Authoritarian: 5,412thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,646thMost Income Equality: 14,212thLargest Populations: 14,411thTop
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Most Extreme: 29,154th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Nudest: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, charity no longer begins at home.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, bands of adventurers rove the countryside searching for monsters.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, survivors receive aid from only the most environmentally-friendly transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, school guidance counselors recommend monastic vows as an alternative to higher education.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, cynics say that The Executioner's speeches are a leading cause of death.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Disposable Liberator".
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, workers' complaints never reach central planning.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, war criminals are given full state funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, most foreigners can't name the leader of Askatopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, the dead fish in the national rivers aren't decomposing because even bacteria can't survive the levels of toxicity.

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