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The Republic of Gart Priess

“Wir verdienen, wir zerstören” Kurapika Kurta

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

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus

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Gart Priess

Population4.376 billion

CapitalDartoka
LeaderKurapika Kurta

CurrencyTanka
AnimalLeopard

The Republic of Gart Priess is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Kurapika Kurta with an even hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, ubiquitous missile silos, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 4.376 billion Priesses 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dartoka. The average income tax rate is 35.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Priessian economy, worth a remarkable 1,104 trillion Tankas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 252,287 Tankas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them, pro-wrestling bouts open with a legal disclaimer insisting that any violence is guaranteed 100% faked, crime is on the rise as online youths compete to vlog the most shocking scenes of violence, and people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gart Priess's national animal is the Leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gart Priess is ranked 39,647th in the world and 1,849th in Lazarus for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 3,510.4 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,026thLargest Retail Industry: 1,065thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,161stRudest Citizens: 1,548thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,438thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,504thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,587thHighest Average Incomes: 2,808thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,115thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,174thMost Influential: 3,644thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,648thLargest Black Market: 3,986thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,051stSmartest Citizens: 4,147thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,029thMost Cultured: 5,120thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,906thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,120thMost Developed: 6,544thLowest Crime Rates: 7,770thLargest Governments: 7,984thMost Efficient Economies: 8,052ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,658thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,182ndMost Secular: 10,916thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,156thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,280thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,027thHighest Economic Output: 13,007thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,133rdLongest Average Lifespans: 13,471stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,540thMost Average: 13,724thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,041stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,357thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,139th
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Largest Retail Industry: 44th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 58th in the regionRudest Citizens: 64th in the regionTop
5%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 100th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 105th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 117th in the regionMost Influential: 118th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 122nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 136th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 147th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 182nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 194th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 217th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 228th in the regionLargest Black Market: 228th in the regionMost Cultured: 257th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 308th in the regionMost Developed: 322nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 328th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 466th in the regionMost Stationary: 468th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 481st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 495th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 508th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 530th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 539th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 553rd in the regionMost Secular: 600th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 637th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 645th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gart Priess, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety.
  • : Following new legislation in Gart Priess, crime is on the rise as online youths compete to vlog the most shocking scenes of violence.
  • : Following new legislation in Gart Priess, pro-wrestling bouts open with a legal disclaimer insisting that any violence is guaranteed 100% faked.
  • : Following new legislation in Gart Priess, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them.
  • : Following new legislation in Gart Priess, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life.
  • : Following new legislation in Gart Priess, leading ethologists are being investigated for illegal electoral interference.
  • : Following new legislation in Gart Priess, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in Gart Priess, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects.
  • : Following new legislation in Gart Priess, small shoes often wash up on the beach.
  • : Following new legislation in Gart Priess, the Leopard is a protected species.

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