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The Glorious Kingdom of Flanderlion

“Dale before all. Eliminate the non-believers.” Dale Flanderlion

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

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the Pacific

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Flanderlion

Population12.798 billion

CapitalFlanderlion Fortress
LeaderDale Flanderlion
FaithDale Flanderlionianism

Currencydenarius
AnimalFlanderlion

The Glorious Kingdom of Flanderlion is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Dale Flanderlion with an iron fist, and renowned for its disturbing lack of elderly people, frequent executions, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.798 billion Flanderlionians 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 is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Flanderlion Fortress. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Flanderlionian economy, worth a remarkable 8,641 trillion denarii 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 a breathtaking 675,219 denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Distant and obscure male relatives succeed to the Flanderlionian throne, the nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge, citizens worry more about a split end than their deceased parent, and scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Flanderlion's national animal is the Flanderlion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Dale Flanderlionianism.

Flanderlion is ranked 260th in the world and 9th in the Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 34,303.17 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22ndMost Corrupt Governments: 29thHighest Poor Incomes: 34thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 43rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 64thHighest Average Incomes: 72ndLargest Black Market: 89thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 98thLargest Insurance Industry: 124thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 127thMost Subsidized Industry: 131stLargest Mining Sector: 144thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 145thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 163rdMost Devout: 178thLargest Gambling Industry: 260thMost Ignorant Citizens: 272ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 329thMost Avoided: 365thLowest Crime Rates: 438thLargest Governments: 466thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 474thHighest Economic Output: 502ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,068thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,385thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,406thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,431stLargest Retail Industry: 1,569thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,928thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,108thMost Conservative: 2,590thRudest Citizens: 2,759thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,963rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,130thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,998thMost Authoritarian: 7,176thTop
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Most Influential: 9,663rdMost Stationary: 12,397thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,695thLargest Populations: 14,974th
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 34th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 34th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 37th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 39th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 41st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 55th in the regionRudest Citizens: 57th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 81st in the regionLargest Populations: 86th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 142nd in the regionMost Stationary: 157th in the regionMost Influential: 157th in the regionMost Conservative: 167th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 364th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 366th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 575th in the regionMost Extreme: 635th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Flanderlion, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Following new legislation in Flanderlion, citizens worry more about a split end than their deceased parent.
  • : Following new legislation in Flanderlion, the nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge.
  • : Following new legislation in Flanderlion, distant and obscure male relatives succeed to the Flanderlionian throne.
  • : Following new legislation in Flanderlion, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.
  • : Following new legislation in Flanderlion, conspiracy nuts claim that the government is trying to bring about an end to civilisation.
  • : Following new legislation in Flanderlion, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare.
  • : Following new legislation in Flanderlion, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school.
  • : Following new legislation in Flanderlion, museums have more touchscreens on display than artifacts.
  • : Following new legislation in Flanderlion, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea.

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