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The First Order of Darhor

“I will finish what you started.”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Auxiliary

Location: The Wolf Clan

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Darhor

Population16.582 billion

CapitalAshdon
LeaderEmpress Ayora Stormcrow
FaithDarhorism

CurrencyDarhor Imperial Credit
AnimalFalcon

The First Order of Darhor is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Empress Ayora Stormcrow with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, pith helmet sales, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 16.582 billion Darhorites are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ashdon. The average income tax rate is 83.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Darhorian economy, worth a remarkable 4,502 trillion Darhor Imperial Credits 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. 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 an amazing 271,525 Darhor Imperial Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs, autumn landscape paintings feature men stripping leaves from bare branches with a vacuum, coat closets are being re-branded as bedrooms, and counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Darhor's national animal is the Falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Darhorism.

Darhor is ranked 204,349th in the world and 47th in The Wolf Clan for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -27.75 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Top
1%
Largest Black Market: 656thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,147thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,325thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,531stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,613thMost Devout: 1,618thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,803rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,923rdTop
5%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,170thHighest Economic Output: 2,187thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,367thHighest Average Incomes: 2,659thMost Efficient Economies: 2,792ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,156thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,211thLargest Mining Sector: 3,906thLowest Crime Rates: 4,115thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,675thLargest Governments: 6,199thMost Avoided: 6,750thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,867thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,972ndMost Developed: 8,326thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,138thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,533rdLargest Populations: 10,292ndTop
10%
Smartest Citizens: 10,520thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,604thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,861stLargest Publishing Industry: 12,685thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,872ndLargest Retail Industry: 15,599thMost Inclusive: 19,671st
Top
5%
Largest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
10%
Most Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Darhor was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Darhor was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Following new legislation in Darhor, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Darhor, coat closets are being re-branded as bedrooms.
  • : Following new legislation in Darhor, autumn landscape paintings feature men stripping leaves from bare branches with a vacuum.
  • : Following new legislation in Darhor, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs.
  • : Following new legislation in Darhor, new Darhorian taxis are fitted with server racks.
  • : Darhor was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Following new legislation in Darhor, proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers.
  • : Following new legislation in Darhor, the rich and poor vomit into separate bags.

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