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The Z Day Survivor of Karmagedon

“I'm not nuts, I'm an acorn!”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The East Pacific

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Karmagedon

Population4.703 billion

CapitalHappy Land City
LeaderAwto Krat

Currencybitcoin
AnimalSquirrel

The Z Day Survivor of Karmagedon is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Awto Krat with an even hand, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, ubiquitous missile silos, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.703 billion Karmagedonians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Happy Land City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Karmagedonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,152 trillion bitcoins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 245,065 bitcoins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 748,625 per year while the poor average 62,180, a ratio of 12.0 to 1.

Voting is compulsory, Awto Krat's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide, politicians are often referred to as thesauruses behind their backs, and grocery store cereal aisles resemble a Piet Mondrian work. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Karmagedon's national animal is the Squirrel, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Karmagedon is ranked 10,604th in the world and 378th in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 92.15 Atheism Rate.

Top
1%
Rudest Citizens: 794thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,025thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,205thLargest Retail Industry: 1,388thMost Armed: 1,445thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,713thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,024thTop
5%
Fattest Citizens: 2,339thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,612thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,629thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,888thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,921stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,103rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,579thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,765thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,199thMost Efficient Economies: 6,761stLargest Black Market: 7,579thSmartest Citizens: 8,928thLargest Gambling Industry: 9,407thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,412thMost Secular: 10,604thTop
10%
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 11,751stMost Avoided: 12,887thLargest Mining Sector: 14,462ndHighest Economic Output: 14,717thLargest Governments: 17,524thMost Cultured: 18,001stMost Stationary: 21,757th
Top
1%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 18th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 19th in the regionRudest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Armed: 32nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 35th in the regionFattest Citizens: 39th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 45th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 46th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 51st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 54th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 72nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 83rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 83rd in the regionTop
5%
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 100th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 129th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 162nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 223rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 228th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 232nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 241st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 302nd in the regionMost Secular: 378th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 378th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 398th in the regionMost Avoided: 399th in the regionMost Stationary: 403rd in the regionTop
10%
Most Cultured: 476th in the regionLargest Governments: 479th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 646th in the regionLargest Populations: 649th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 842nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 850th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Karmagedon, grocery store cereal aisles resemble a Piet Mondrian work.
  • : Following new legislation in Karmagedon, politicians are often referred to as thesauruses behind their backs.
  • : Following new legislation in Karmagedon, Awto Krat's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide.
  • : Following new legislation in Karmagedon, voting is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Karmagedon, immersive video game experiences are interrupted by incessant disclaimer pop-ups.
  • : Following new legislation in Karmagedon, the government is deliberately installing bloatware onto computers.
  • : Karmagedon was reclassified from "Right-wing Utopia" to "Moralistic Democracy".
  • : Karmagedon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Karmagedon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Karmagedon, Mona Lola's famous mysterious smile is being altered to resemble Awto Krat's enigmatic grin.

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