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Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,454thMost Patriotic: 13,413thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,645th
The Greater Imperium of
Father Knows Best State
Oh, the things we think we can, will, & won't.
Influence
Dominator
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Blanikan Union

Population2.543 billion

CapitalOlympia
LeaderKassier Quatzer

CurrencyBlanikan Dollar
Animalwhite shark

The Greater Imperium of The Blanikan Union is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kassier Quatzer with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.543 billion Blanikans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Olympia. The average income tax rate is 69.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Blanikan Unionian economy, worth 247 trillion Blanikan Dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 97,199 Blanikan Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall, schoolchildren must pass a six-month Ethics and Safety Committee Assessment before they are allowed to mix baking soda and vinegar, viewers get headaches from trying to read the screen full of small print warnings that precede most TV shows, and Blanikans believe manners maketh the leader. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Blanikan Union's national animal is the white shark, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

The Blanikan Union is ranked 76,731st in the world and 1st in Marley for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 193,723 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,454thMost Patriotic: 13,413thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,645thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 16,253rdMost Inclusive: 16,305thBest Weather: 16,447thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,598thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,371stHealthiest Citizens: 19,545thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,691stHighest Food Quality: 20,754thMost Developed: 21,181stLongest Average Lifespans: 21,804thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,189thMost Cultured: 23,997thLowest Crime Rates: 26,489thNicest Citizens: 26,716thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 29,818th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Blanikan Union, Blanikans believe manners maketh the leader.
  • : Following new legislation in The Blanikan Union, viewers get headaches from trying to read the screen full of small print warnings that precede most TV shows.
  • : Following new legislation in The Blanikan Union, schoolchildren must pass a six-month Ethics and Safety Committee Assessment before they are allowed to mix baking soda and vinegar.
  • : Following new legislation in The Blanikan Union, pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall.
  • : The Blanikan Union was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in The Blanikan Union, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
  • : Following new legislation in The Blanikan Union, strange lights seen in the sky are officially regarded as weather balloons or hoaxes and nothing else.
  • : Following new legislation in The Blanikan Union, passive-aggressive congratulations cards inform mums-to-be that their pregnancy is their greatest achievement in life.
  • : Following new legislation in The Blanikan Union, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.
  • : The Blanikan Union was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Law Enforcement and Nicest Citizens.

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