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The Armed Republic of The Chuck

“Pecunia non olet”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Northern Ocean

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The Chuck

Population3.25 billion

CapitalCharles Rock
LeaderWalter Sobchak
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyChuckian Argentum
AnimalPossum

The Armed Republic of The Chuck is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Walter Sobchak with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 3.25 billion Chuckians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Charles Rock. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Chuckian economy, worth 916 trillion Chuckian Argentums a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 282,090 Chuckian Argentums, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,568,298 per year while the poor average 25,417, a ratio of 61.7 to 1.

A National Academy regulates grammar and usage, camera crews have accompanied conscripted dancers to film 'Marching On Ice', senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour, and the nation operates a "finders-keepers" policy with other nations' citizens. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Chuck's national animal is the Possum, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

The Chuck is ranked 5,937th in the world and 1st in Northern Ocean for Most Devout, with 2,864.76 Prayers Per Hour.

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Rudest Citizens: 238thMost Armed: 409thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 486thMost Avoided: 589thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 622ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 633rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 671stLargest Retail Industry: 809thHighest Disposable Incomes: 886thFattest Citizens: 997thHighest Crime Rates: 1,009thLargest Mining Sector: 1,072ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,217thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,470thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,600thTop
5%
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,845thHighest Average Incomes: 2,018thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,259thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,269thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,028thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,096thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,492ndMost Devout: 5,937thLargest Governments: 7,684thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,330thLargest Black Market: 8,423rdTop
10%
Most Subsidized Industry: 8,621stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,847thMost Efficient Economies: 9,613thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,182ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,233rdMost Pro-Market: 10,577thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,718thHighest Economic Output: 16,055thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,217thSmartest Citizens: 16,819th
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10%
Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Chuck, the nation operates a "finders-keepers" policy with other nations' citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chuck, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chuck, camera crews have accompanied conscripted dancers to film 'Marching On Ice'.
  • : The Chuck was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chuck, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chuck, there is a heavy social stigma attached to e-cigarettes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chuck, chest pains are considered part of the dining experience in Chuckian restaurants.
  • : Following new legislation in The Chuck, children who can't memorize their multiplication tables are sent to the mines.
  • : The Chuck lodged a message on the Northern Ocean Regional Message Board.
  • : The Chuck was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.

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