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The Mysterious Black Hole of Roless

“We have NOTHING to do with our 97% disappearance rate.” The High King of Roless

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Forest

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Roless

Population7.754 billion

CapitalAtchta
LeaderThe High King of Roless
FaithFunkyism

CurrencyRezzat
AnimalFunky badger

The Mysterious Black Hole of Roless is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The High King of Roless with an iron fist, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, pith helmet sales, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.754 billion Rolessians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atchta. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Rolessian economy, worth a remarkable 3,320 trillion Rezzats 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. 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 an amazing 428,282 Rezzats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians look weirdly alike, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks", and the stratosphere is full of "silent but deadly" attacks from The High King of Roless's rear echelons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Roless's national animal is the Funky badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Funkyism.

Roless is ranked 114,590th in the world and 207th in Forest for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 2,478.12 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 25thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 52ndMost Patriotic: 80thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 167thHighest Poor Incomes: 251stMost Corrupt Governments: 415thLargest Information Technology Sector: 510thMost Armed: 572ndLargest Black Market: 688thHighest Average Incomes: 737thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 888thMost Secular: 1,025thMost Influential: 1,216thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,952ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,022ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,586thLowest Crime Rates: 2,671stBest Weather: 2,694thTop
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Largest Governments: 2,990thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,110thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,504thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,598thMost Conservative: 3,941stHighest Economic Output: 5,044thMost Developed: 5,825thMost Authoritarian: 6,096thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,270thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,037thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,245thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,402ndSmartest Citizens: 7,507thHealthiest Citizens: 7,701stMost Efficient Economies: 9,436thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,490thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 14,005thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,675thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,948thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22,774th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Extreme: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 20th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 24th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 30th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 31st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 33rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Roless, the stratosphere is full of "silent but deadly" attacks from The High King of Roless's rear echelons.
  • : Roless voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Europeia"".
  • : Following new legislation in Roless, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".
  • : Following new legislation in Roless, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Roless voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Rights for Crime Victims Act".
  • : Roless voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Realm of the Whispering Winds".
  • : Following new legislation in Roless, politicians look weirdly alike.
  • : Following new legislation in Roless, games of cops and robbers typically end in at least one fatal shooting.
  • : Roless endorsed The Alföldi People's Republic of Ypogegrammeni.
  • : Roless was endorsed by The Alföldi People's Republic of Ypogegrammeni.

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