Monday, April 24, 2006

The Dominion of Devils-Kitchen

At the time of writing, my Nation State is a Capitalist Paradise.
  • Civil Rights: Very Good

  • Economy: Powerhouse

  • Political Freedoms: Excellent

I have the highest population, highest GDP per capita and third lowest tax rate in the region of Blogtopia.
Devils-Kitchen
  • Category: Capitalist Paradise

  • Population: 561,000,000

  • Economy: Powerhouse

  • GDP per capita: $29,165.59

  • Tax Rate: 21%*

So, now that I have proved that I can run a country really fucking well, can I be the UK's Benign Dictator for Life now? You won't regret it, you know...

UPDATE: DK is now a Corporate Bordello, which has Superb Political Freedoms and a wonderfully decadent sound to it...

* It is interesting (although hardly surprising) to note that, in the region of Blogtopia, all of the strongest economies have the lowest tax rates. Conversely, all of the weakest economies have the highest tax rates. I think that there is a lesson for The Gobblin' King in there somewhere, you know. I just can't put my finger on what it could be: can you...?

13 comments:

Katy Newton said...

Some lucky citizens are paying as little as 12%, you know.

*cough*

Tim Newman said...

I know this game shouldn't be taken too seriously, and it quickly gets boring when the same policy questions get asked repeatedly, but I played it about 3 years ago with some dumbfuck lefties on a Rugby League Fan Site.

Within about a week of implementing their socialist policies, their countries were in ruins, economy collapsed, civil rights non-existent, and utopia as far from reach as it ever was from the Soviets.

Mine, on the other hand, being run as a libertarian capitalist paradise, was doing rather well, thank you. It also adopted the Israeli flag to further rub salt in the wounds.

Lina said...

God, completely forgot about my country... no idea what it was called or anything. Probs descended into anarchy, would've had to kill them all anyway...

Devil's Kitchen said...

I know this game shouldn't be taken too seriously, and it quickly gets boring when the same policy questions get asked repeatedly, but I played it about 3 years ago with some dumbfuck lefties on a Rugby League Fan Site.

They have added an awful lot more questions now: and you can submit your own too...

DK

MatGB said...

If I could get a tax cut I would, not had the option for ages.

I dismissed 4 out of 5 issues last night, the only options given were horrible or spend more money.

I may inject a dose of market reforms just to get things going, everything moves in cycles donchaknow...

chris said...

They have clasified me as a lefty again, despite a 0 tax rate! Time to legalise canibalism, a bit of nasty righty baby eating (or snack sized as they are now known) should sort that out.

Katy Newton said...

I've just banned animal testing. Watch in awe as the entire population of Newtoniana succumbs to some sort of vile disease that might have been cured if my people were allowed to put make up on puppies.

Pete in Dunbar said...

I forgot about my nation, too, and we were 'deleted'. Damn,we were doing so well, too. In much the same way as DK. My government philosophy was basicaly to just let people get on with their lives without interfering. Seems to work suprprisingly well...

Now I've had to start again from the beginning. Sigh. How do I move to Blogtopia?

Anonymous said...

But you have an "enormous government" - how's that?

MatGB said...

Pete; click leave this region, then search for us. Could do with some sanity to stop Mapp arguing with himself...

Mr Eugenides said...

I forgot about my nation too - it must have been at least two years ago now.

There's a fundamental flaw in the premise; the idea that neglecting to perform any of the functions of government for ages and ages will lead your country into rack and ruin. It was probably the most successful nation state of all when it was finally deleted...

My fist of flounce said...

"Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 573 million are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs."

This DK, is why we never agree on anything outside of the pub.

Devil's Kitchen said...

My dear FE, the questions and their responses are somewhat scattergun: an attempt to do something for the poor is as likely to plunge everyone into poverty as merely a few.

Furthermore, I am unable to address this problem until a question comes up, the correct answer to which will allow me to cater for the disadvantaged.

Nevertheless, I believe that the answers that I have given have been as near as possible, given the somewhat extreme nature of many of them, responses entirely compatible with my political and economic philosophy.

That philosophy has never countenanced the starving to death of citizens, either in reality or in a game, as you well know. Unfortunately, simple questions such as "would you like to raise the Personal Allowance to a less derisory level than £4.7k a year" do not come up. Unlike the real government, I do not have the opportunity to prevent my people starving in a simple and rewarding way.

DK