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The Principality of The Divine Elephant

“Might Makes Right”

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: 10000 Islands

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The Divine Elephant

Population959 million

CurrencyGuilder
AnimalElephant

The Principality of The Divine Elephant is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its frequent executions, prohibition of alcohol, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 959 million Elephas Maximi 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 68.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Elephone economy, worth 60.5 trillion Guilders a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 63,118 Guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves, prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams, raver DJ XStacy holds multiple medical degrees in chillaxing, and a baby's first breath is also a baby's first felony. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Divine Elephant's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Divine Elephant is ranked 74,855th in the world and 612th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 3,982.28 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,899thMost Influential: 5,712thMost Authoritarian: 7,870thBest Weather: 11,496thMost Devout: 12,533rdTop
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Most Conservative: 14,270thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,797thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,742ndSafest: 18,869thMost Ignorant Citizens: 19,991stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,971stMost Patriotic: 24,609thLargest Welfare Programs: 25,153rdMost Pacifist: 25,627thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26,875thLongest Average Lifespans: 27,730th
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Most Authoritarian: 41st in the regionMost Extreme: 65th in the regionMost Conservative: 66th in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Devout: 107th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 123rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 141st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Divine Elephant, a baby's first breath is also a baby's first felony.
  • : Following new legislation in The Divine Elephant, raver DJ XStacy holds multiple medical degrees in chillaxing.
  • : Following new legislation in The Divine Elephant, prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams.
  • : The Divine Elephant was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : The Divine Elephant was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Following new legislation in The Divine Elephant, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves.
  • : The Divine Elephant was endorsed by The Hermit Kingdom of Iron Soviet.
  • : Following new legislation in The Divine Elephant, the government officially wants you to slow down and speak more clearly.
  • : Following new legislation in The Divine Elephant, stage mothers commonly give their children the nickname 'Cash'.
  • : Following new legislation in The Divine Elephant, a little pushing and pulling is needed for big ships to pass.

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