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Most Primitive: 2,017thMost Conservative: 15,039thSafest: 18,762nd
The Murelian Surveillance of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Break a rule, face a blow from my suppression shield.
Concrete Slab
Influence
Power
Founder / The Good Witch of the South
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Rare

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The TSP Local Council

Population5.329 billion

CapitalMurelia
LeaderConcrete Slab
FaithPenguinPies

Currencydrama llama
Animallegless lizard

The Murelian Surveillance of The TSP Local Council is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Concrete Slab with an iron fist, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.329 billion defenders are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Murelia. The average income tax rate is 65.6%.

The defender economy, worth 205 trillion drama llamas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 38,506 drama llamas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

The TSP Local Council's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives, worried-looking neonatal nurses are being deployed in place of SWAT teams during dangerous drug busts, Concrete Slab has just been declared ruler of The TSP Local Council in an international press conference, and PenguinPies has been named as The TSP Local Council's national religion. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The TSP Local Council's national animal is the legless lizard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is PenguinPies.

The TSP Local Council is ranked 217,906th in the world and 3rd in Psomewhere Over the Rainbow for Most Armed, with 0.18 weapons per person.

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Most Primitive: 2,017thTop
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Most Conservative: 15,039thSafest: 18,762ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 21,376thMost Rebellious Youth: 22,299thMost Authoritarian: 22,496th

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