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The Republic of Fantalandia

“Fanta is the best”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Glass Gallows

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Fantalandia

Population10.518 billion

CapitalFanta Fountain
LeaderCoca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent

CurrencyFanta
AnimalFanta Fish

The Republic of Fantalandia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, infamous sell-swords, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.518 billion Fantalandians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fanta Fountain. The average income tax rate is 68.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Fantalandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,013 trillion Fantas 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 black market in Retail, Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, 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 impressive 191,468 Fantas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Real chickens replace rooster weather vanes on inner-city rooftop gardens, the government is encouraging violence on television, the National Archive now covers square miles of warehouses in order to accommodate its new stone tablets system, and citizens who don't follow a major religion are closely monitored for signs of self-harm. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fantalandia's national animal is the Fanta Fish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Fantalandia is ranked 244,186th in the world and 11th in Glass Gallows for Most Beautiful Environments, with 2.3 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Top
1%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 478thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 602ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 671stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 829thLargest Retail Industry: 1,018thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,052ndLargest Black Market: 1,303rdMost Avoided: 1,484thLargest Mining Sector: 1,769thTop
5%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,950thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,956thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,598thFattest Citizens: 4,975thMost Devout: 5,818thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,158thHighest Average Incomes: 7,577thHighest Economic Output: 8,207thMost Stationary: 9,263rdHighest Poor Incomes: 9,563rdMost Primitive: 9,912thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,980thRudest Citizens: 10,342ndMost Conservative: 10,740thMost Efficient Economies: 11,666thTop
10%
Most Influential: 14,953rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,846thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,066thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,144thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,525thLargest Governments: 20,561stLowest Crime Rates: 21,753rdMost Authoritarian: 21,920thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24,194th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Fantalandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Fantalandia, citizens who don't follow a major religion are closely monitored for signs of self-harm.
  • : Following new legislation in Fantalandia, the National Archive now covers square miles of warehouses in order to accommodate its new stone tablets system.
  • : Following new legislation in Fantalandia, the government is encouraging violence on television.
  • : Following new legislation in Fantalandia, real chickens replace rooster weather vanes on inner-city rooftop gardens.
  • : Fantalandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Fantalandia, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.
  • : Following new legislation in Fantalandia, kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll.
  • : Following new legislation in Fantalandia, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency.
  • : Following new legislation in Fantalandia, it is against the rules of boxing to hit above or below the belt.

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