by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Spotlight on:

National Flag

The PS2 Puppet of Askatopia

“Stop reading my motto!”

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

Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: the South Pacific

OverviewFactbookPoliciesPeopleGovernmentEconomyRankTrendCards

Askatopia

Population14.506 billion

CapitalThe Unyielding Cesspit Of Filth
LeaderThe Executioner
FaithVioletism

CurrencyNuclear Bomb
AnimalSlug

The PS2 Puppet of Askatopia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Executioner with an iron fist, and notable for its fear of technology, state-planned economy, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.506 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 is primarily concerned with Defense, although Spirituality and Law & Order are also considered important, while Welfare and Education are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Unyielding Cesspit Of Filth. The average income tax rate is 90.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Disposable economy, worth a remarkable 6,610 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 an amazing 455,737 Nuclear Bombs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Police officers have nearly cracked a major underage astronomy syndicate, police wait behind troop deployments in order to shoot deserters, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper, and the state believes that children are what you make of them. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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 77,745th in the world and 3,217th in the South Pacific for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 42,383.56 Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1stMost Ignorant Citizens: 2ndMost Primitive: 2ndLargest Mining Sector: 2ndMost Devout: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14thMost Corrupt Governments: 36thMost Avoided: 102ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 104thHighest Poor Incomes: 130thLargest Black Market: 182ndFattest Citizens: 183rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 187thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 218thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 314thLowest Crime Rates: 378thHighest Average Incomes: 475thHighest Economic Output: 1,174thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,316thTop
5%
Largest Governments: 2,510thMost Cultured: 2,651stMost Efficient Economies: 3,639thRudest Citizens: 3,935thNudest: 4,091stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,777thMost Authoritarian: 6,579thMost Conservative: 8,341stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,535thTop
10%
Most Subsidized Industry: 14,072ndLargest Populations: 16,890thMost Income Equality: 22,853rdMost Extreme: 23,715thMost Valuable International Artwork: 24,119th
Top
1%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Governments: 66th in the regionMost Cultured: 74th in the regionTop
5%
Nudest: 92nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 105th in the regionRudest Citizens: 137th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 147th in the regionLargest Populations: 190th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 248th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 316th in the regionMost Conservative: 379th in the regionTop
10%
Most Subsidized Industry: 487th in the regionMost Extreme: 570th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 713th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, the state believes that children are what you make of them.
  • : Askatopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, police wait behind troop deployments in order to shoot deserters.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, police officers have nearly cracked a major underage astronomy syndicate.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, foreign governments regularly accuse the Disposable military of war crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, a light facial coating of soot is seen as the mark of an honest and hardworking man.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, when shaking hands with foreign leaders The Executioner wears an armoured gauntlet.

More...

View Forum posts

Report