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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1stMost Primitive: 2nd
The PS2 Puppet of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Stop Reading My Motto!
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Askatopia

Population17.226 billion

CapitalThe Unyielding Cesspit Of Filth
LeaderThe Executioner
FaithVioletism

CurrencyNuclear Bomb
AnimalSlug

The PS2 Puppet of Askatopia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Executioner with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, rampant corporate plagiarism, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 17.226 billion Disposables 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 prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Education and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Unyielding Cesspit Of Filth. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Disposable economy, worth a remarkable 9,265 trillion Nuclear Bombs 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, highly specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. 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 a breathtaking 537,885 Nuclear Bombs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The phrase "you might think that but I couldn't possibly comment" is the closest you'll get to a straight answer from Disposable politicians, the nation refuses to discard its increasingly useless penny, millions of simultaneously backfiring toilets have flooded The Unyielding Cesspit Of Filth with effluent, and police officers have nearly cracked a major underage astronomy syndicate. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Askatopia's national animal is the Slug, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Violetism.

Askatopia is ranked 273,799th in the world and 12,647th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring -73.28 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1stMost Primitive: 2ndLargest Mining Sector: 2ndMost Devout: 3rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8thMost Corrupt Governments: 27thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 64thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 77thHighest Poor Incomes: 79thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 93rdLargest Black Market: 108thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 181stFattest Citizens: 189thMost Avoided: 193rdLowest Crime Rates: 193rdMost Patriotic: 216thHighest Average Incomes: 268thHighest Economic Output: 719thLargest Governments: 1,111thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,320thMost Cultured: 1,695thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,626thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,858thRudest Citizens: 3,867thNudest: 4,297thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,843rdMost Conservative: 5,333rdMost Authoritarian: 5,729thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,087thTop
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Largest Populations: 15,521stMost Income Equality: 25,329thMost Extreme: 25,889th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Patriotic: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 32nd in the regionLargest Governments: 35th in the regionMost Cultured: 52nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 68th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 79th in the regionNudest: 108th in the regionRudest Citizens: 126th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 129th in the regionLargest Populations: 175th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 194th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 332nd in the regionMost Conservative: 361st in the regionMost Extreme: 435th in the regionMost Stationary: 628th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,185th in the regionMost Influential: 1,248th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,261st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, police officers have nearly cracked a major underage astronomy syndicate.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, millions of simultaneously backfiring toilets have flooded The Unyielding Cesspit Of Filth with effluent.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, the nation refuses to discard its increasingly useless penny.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, the phrase "you might think that but I couldn't possibly comment" is the closest you'll get to a straight answer from Disposable politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, citizens are told that foreigners are hungry ghosts who eat the flesh of the overly curious.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • : Following new legislation in Askatopia, the only soporific permitted during sermons is the preacher's voice.

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