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The PS2 Puppet of Pallidonia

“Stop reading my motto!”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Corrupted

Regional Influence: Newcomer

Location: the South Pacific

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Pallidonia

Population12.785 billion

CurrencyHorse
AnimalDollar

The PS2 Puppet of Pallidonia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, free-roaming dinosaurs, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 12.785 billion Pallidonians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Law & Order and Environment not funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Pallidonian economy, worth a remarkable 4,175 trillion Horses a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an amazing 326,567 Horses, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,349,180 per year while the poor average 14,622, a ratio of 160 to 1.

Voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary, the poor are forced into bankruptcy by their energy bills, customer satisfaction with online delivery services is at an all time high, and brain injury is seen as a desirable outcome rather than a side effect of contact sports. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Pallidonia's national animal is the Dollar, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Pallidonia is ranked 45,606th in the world and 1,359th in the South Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 2.95 Bank.

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Most Extreme: 1stLargest Retail Industry: 7thHighest Crime Rates: 10thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12thRudest Citizens: 13thMost Armed: 14thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 18thLargest Gambling Industry: 21stFattest Citizens: 42ndMost Rebellious Youth: 72ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 84thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 97thMost Avoided: 106thMost Ignorant Citizens: 140thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 207thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 347thHighest Disposable Incomes: 495thMost Cheerful Citizens: 644thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,011thHighest Drug Use: 1,036thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,226thMost Politically Free: 1,332ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,399thMost Pro-Market: 1,405thHighest Average Incomes: 1,535thLargest Mining Sector: 1,884thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,158thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,386thHighest Economic Output: 2,623rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,770thMost Cultured: 5,434thMost Devout: 9,306thNudest: 9,424thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,955thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,074thMost Inclusive: 13,798thLargest Black Market: 14,066thLargest Insurance Industry: 17,315thLargest Populations: 19,950thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,751st
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Most Extreme: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 16th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 30th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 41st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 41st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 50th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 58th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 78th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 106th in the regionMost Cultured: 165th in the regionLargest Populations: 223rd in the regionMost Devout: 258th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 297th in the regionNudest: 302nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 369th in the regionLargest Black Market: 400th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 509th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 639th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 724th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 784th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, brain injury is seen as a desirable outcome rather than a side effect of contact sports.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, customer satisfaction with online delivery services is at an all time high.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, the poor are forced into bankruptcy by their energy bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, stockbrokers dream of getting rich by writing textbooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, weekly religious services often resemble campaign rallies.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, where your food came from is an unknowable mystery.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Pallidonia.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs.

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