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The Reborn nation of Joergenland

“Fear is a powerful tool.” Tiny Tim

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

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: Totalitaria

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Joergenland

Population1.907 billion

CapitalGrenadia
LeaderTiny Tim
FaithAtheism

Currencycredit
Animalhawk

The Reborn nation of Joergenland is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Tiny Tim with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, otherworldly petting zoo, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.907 billion Joergenians 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 Law & Order, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grenadia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 58.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Joergenlandian economy, worth 387 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 202,990 credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 781,961 per year while the poor average 36,244, a ratio of 21.6 to 1.

Major archaeological findings are frequently bulldozed to make way for new buildings, former bars are desperately trying to re-brand themselves as cafés, the first test of a good kindergartener is the quality of the sponge-baths they give, and on-duty Air Joergenland flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Joergenland's national animal is the hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Atheism.

Joergenland is ranked 27,035th in the world and 1st in Totalitaria for Rudest Citizens, with 92.09 Insults Per Minute.

Top
1%
Most Secular: 1,088thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,307thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,127thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,144thTop
5%
Largest Mining Sector: 2,388thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,583rdMost Avoided: 2,806thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,855thLargest Retail Industry: 2,927thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,020thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,709thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,256thHighest Average Incomes: 6,004thLargest Black Market: 6,173rdFattest Citizens: 8,741stHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,543rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,902ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,031stTop
10%
Most Conservative: 14,841stMost Efficient Economies: 15,552ndLargest Governments: 15,841stMost Subsidized Industry: 17,861stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,520thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20,788thLowest Crime Rates: 21,812th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Joergenland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector and Most Advanced Defense Forces and the Top 10% for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector and Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Joergenland's influence in Totalitaria rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".
  • : Joergenland changed its national nation type to "Reborn nation".
  • : Following new legislation in Joergenland, on-duty Air Joergenland flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class.
  • : Following new legislation in Joergenland, the first test of a good kindergartener is the quality of the sponge-baths they give.
  • : Following new legislation in Joergenland, former bars are desperately trying to re-brand themselves as cafés.
  • : Following new legislation in Joergenland, major archaeological findings are frequently bulldozed to make way for new buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Joergenland, mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation.
  • : Joergenland relocated from Osiris to Totalitaria.
  • : Joergenland founded the region Totalitaria.

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