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The United Economic Republic of Boloshniya

“Land of decree, home of the slave”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the Rejected Realms

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Boloshniya

Population20.43 billion

CapitalArmyantinov
LeaderAdolf Stalin
FaithAlmighty Bruble

Currencybruble
Animalarmy ant

The United Economic Republic of Boloshniya is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Adolf Stalin with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, flagrant waste-dumping, and compulsory vegetarianism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 20.43 billion Boloshniyans 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order and Healthcare are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Armyantinov. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Boloshniyan economy, worth a remarkable 8,777 trillion brubles a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 429,643 brubles, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,656,885 per year while the poor average 8,977, a ratio of 407 to 1.

Tom and Jerry cartoons have cat and mouse resolving their problems with reasoned discussion, exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated', voodoo economists believe that feeding criminals to volcanoes will bring untold riches to Boloshniya, and bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Boloshniya's national animal is the army ant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Almighty Bruble.

Boloshniya is ranked 159,904th in the world and 5,183rd in the Rejected Realms for Most Average, scoring 20.09 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 38thLargest Insurance Industry: 45thMost Corrupt Governments: 52ndMost Avoided: 72ndMost Primitive: 81stLargest Mining Sector: 88thMost Ignorant Citizens: 98thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 114thLargest Retail Industry: 125thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 137thHighest Disposable Incomes: 182ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 321stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 346thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 406thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 420thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 426thHighest Average Incomes: 510thHighest Economic Output: 515thFattest Citizens: 593rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 721stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 980thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,064thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,100thRudest Citizens: 1,401stTop
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Largest Governments: 3,116thMost Efficient Economies: 4,125thLowest Crime Rates: 4,656thNudest: 4,972ndLargest Populations: 5,577thMost Conservative: 7,637thLargest Black Market: 7,892ndTop
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Most Devout: 10,205thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,588thMost Extreme: 17,417th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Primitive: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 18th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 27th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 32nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 34th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 38th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 40th in the regionRudest Citizens: 45th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 76th in the regionLargest Populations: 94th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 121st in the regionNudest: 125th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 127th in the regionMost Conservative: 193rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 195th in the regionMost Devout: 243rd in the regionMost Stationary: 256th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 372nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 433rd in the regionMost Extreme: 454th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 472nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 552nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, voodoo economists believe that feeding criminals to volcanoes will bring untold riches to Boloshniya.
  • : Boloshniya was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides and Rudest Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Extreme.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated'.
  • : Boloshniya was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Corporate Police State".
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, Tom and Jerry cartoons have cat and mouse resolving their problems with reasoned discussion.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, skyscrapers get built in just days.
  • : Boloshniya was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, the government is attempting to revitalize a gutted private sector.

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