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The Commonwealth of Boolaroo

“The tyranny of absolutes must go!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Hell

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Boolaroo

Population33.956 billion

CapitalHogwarts
LeaderHarry Potter

Currencydollar
Animalkangaroo

The Commonwealth of Boolaroo is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Harry Potter with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 33.956 billion Boolarooans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Public Transport, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hogwarts. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 59.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Boolarooan economy, worth a remarkable 2,502 trillion dollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. Average income is 73,687 dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 214,333 per year while the poor average 20,040, a ratio of 10.7 to 1.

Citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government, short shrift is being given to applications for political asylum from illegal immigrants, according to the latest national census as many as two-thirds of the respondents possibly consider 'violet' their favorite color, and the nation's arms dealers guarantee discretion and untraceable transactions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Boolaroo's national animal is the kangaroo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Boolaroo is ranked 164,284th in the world and 55th in Hell for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -15.44 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 290thLargest Populations: 785thMost Advanced Public Education: 801stMost Efficient Economies: 814thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,074thBest Weather: 1,591stMost Influential: 1,666thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2,016thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,068thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,133rdNudest: 4,260thHighest Economic Output: 4,516thMost Developed: 5,094thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,823rdMost Pacifist: 6,443rdMost Stationary: 6,695thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,820thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,481stMost Corrupt Governments: 10,166thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,199thMost Secular: 10,429thSmartest Citizens: 11,148thLowest Crime Rates: 14,449th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Boolaroo was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Boolaroo's influence in Hell rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Following new legislation in Boolaroo, the nation's arms dealers guarantee discretion and untraceable transactions.
  • : Following new legislation in Boolaroo, according to the latest national census as many as two-thirds of the respondents possibly consider 'violet' their favorite color.
  • : Following new legislation in Boolaroo, short shrift is being given to applications for political asylum from illegal immigrants.
  • : Following new legislation in Boolaroo, citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Boolaroo, costumed characters wearing Maxtopian Grass leaves remind citizens that the government now sells the green stuff.
  • : Boolaroo was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Boolaroo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Boolaroo, video evidence of cruel animal experiments tends to be of poor quality.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 5 » The Stalker, Freddland, Sathan, Donkervader, and New Paristan.

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