by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Spotlight on:

National Flag

The Republic of Durglyland

“Mission Accomplished”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: The North Pacific

OverviewPoliciesPeopleGovernmentEconomyRankTrendCards

Durglyland

Population5.176 billion

CapitalDurglyburg
LeaderPresident

Currencyguilder
AnimalSquirrel

The Republic of Durglyland is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President with an even hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, unlimited-speed roads, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 5.176 billion Durglylandians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Durglyburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Durglylandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,529 trillion guilders a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 295,494 guilders, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,758,771 per year while the poor average 22,737, a ratio of 77.3 to 1.

Internet searches for the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Durglylandian weed picker are way up, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous, city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of high velocity delivery drones, and debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace. Crime is totally unknown. Durglyland's national animal is the Squirrel, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Durglyland is ranked 1,942nd in the world and 63rd in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 41.78 Obesity Rate.

Top
1%
Rudest Citizens: 197thMost Scientifically Advanced: 342ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 412thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 669thLargest Retail Industry: 768thMost Secular: 788thHighest Disposable Incomes: 794thSmartest Citizens: 1,191stMost Efficient Economies: 1,261stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,650thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,719thFattest Citizens: 1,942ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,046thTop
5%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,239thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,516thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,096thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,203rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,677thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,704thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,784thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,835thMost Cultured: 5,991stLargest Governments: 6,060thSafest: 6,101stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,248thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,580thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,493rdMost Advanced Public Education: 10,008thTop
10%
Highest Economic Output: 10,430thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,860thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,531stHighest Drug Use: 15,189thLowest Crime Rates: 17,367thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,847th
Top
1%
Rudest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 21st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 28th in the regionMost Secular: 39th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 45th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 57th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 61st in the regionFattest Citizens: 63rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 69th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 70th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 84th in the regionTop
5%
Highest Average Incomes: 101st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 111th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 116th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 139th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 189th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 190th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 213th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 219th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 241st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 256th in the regionMost Cultured: 300th in the regionLargest Governments: 321st in the regionSafest: 328th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 330th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 351st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 448th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 476th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 503rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 518th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 724th in the regionMost Stationary: 846th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 884th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Durglyland, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Durglyland, city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of high velocity delivery drones.
  • : Following new legislation in Durglyland, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.
  • : Following new legislation in Durglyland, internet searches for the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Durglylandian weed picker are way up.
  • : Following new legislation in Durglyland, the streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars.
  • : Following new legislation in Durglyland, prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams.
  • : Following new legislation in Durglyland, the comic book series 'President and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.
  • : Following new legislation in Durglyland, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
  • : Following new legislation in Durglyland, puppies given out free in marketing promotions are often tossed straight into the trash.
  • : Following new legislation in Durglyland, cigarettes are dead-cheap.

More...

View Forum posts

Report