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Safest: 766thLowest Crime Rates: 1,042ndMost Primitive: 2,147th
The Shoot-Anythin' Holy State of
Psychotic Dictatorship
I'm doing it for the good of the *people*!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Rare

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LardBoy

Population10.609 billion

LeaderDear Leader
FaithEckism

Currencyzorkmid
Animalbadger

The Shoot-Anythin' Holy State of LardBoy is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Dear Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its fear of technology, suspicion of poets, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 10.609 billion LardBoyians 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, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The large but sluggish LardBoyian economy, worth 602 trillion zorkmids a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 56,760 zorkmids, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Schoolchildren are arrested for possessing sidewalk chalk without a permit, the nation's student exchange programs are something of a one way street, people of faith are sent to twelve-step programs for 'The Cure', and public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. LardBoy's national animal is the badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Eckism.

LardBoy is ranked 105,035th in the world and 218th in Thaecia for Most Developed, scoring 56.53 on the Human Development Index.

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Safest: 766thLowest Crime Rates: 1,042ndMost Primitive: 2,147thLargest Governments: 2,238thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,279thTop
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Nudest: 4,271stMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,585thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,473rdMost Conservative: 5,578thMost Authoritarian: 5,915thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,265thMost Secular: 8,282ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,493rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,596thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,608thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,709thMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,180thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,777thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,138thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,435thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,459thMost Income Equality: 21,514thMost Extreme: 22,378thMost Influential: 23,109th
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Safest: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionNudest: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 19th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : LardBoy was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular and the Top 10% for Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in LardBoy, public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment.
  • : Following new legislation in LardBoy, people of faith are sent to twelve-step programs for 'The Cure'.
  • : Following new legislation in LardBoy, the nation's student exchange programs are something of a one way street.
  • : Following new legislation in LardBoy, schoolchildren are arrested for possessing sidewalk chalk without a permit.
  • : LardBoy was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments and the Top 10% for Most Extreme.
  • : LardBoy was endorsed by The Corporate Republic of Cheesecakeastan.
  • : LardBoy voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".
  • : Following new legislation in LardBoy, god-fearing citizens can be seen in prayer circles around the Big Max impact crater.
  • : Following new legislation in LardBoy, even snitches get stitches.

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