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The Dominion of Dark Tacenda

“Neither Question nor Disobey”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Spoiled Cats

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Dark Tacenda

Population17.994 billion

CapitalNew Pandemonium
LeaderTyranness Ella
FaithTyranness Worship

CurrencyCredit
Animalblue jay

The Dominion of Dark Tacenda is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Tyranness Ella with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 17.994 billion Dark Tacendans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Pandemonium. The average income tax rate is 79.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Dark Tacendan economy, worth a remarkable 4,377 trillion Credits a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 243,265 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs, libraries have replaced overdue book fines with mandatory mental health assessments, the only women behind bars are barmaids, and helium balloons lift the nation's spacecraft towards the heavens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dark Tacenda's national animal is the blue jay, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Tyranness Worship.

Dark Tacenda is ranked 209,499th in the world and 3rd in Spoiled Cats for Fattest Citizens, with 7.3 Obesity Rate.

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1%
Largest Black Market: 434thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,039thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,248thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,342ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,661stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,980thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,311thTop
5%
Highest Economic Output: 2,618thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,773rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,752ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,792ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,517thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,928thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,449thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,554thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,036thMost Stationary: 7,345thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,467thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,694thMost Efficient Economies: 7,985thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,271stHealthiest Citizens: 9,816thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,903rdMost Advanced Public Education: 10,027thLargest Populations: 10,422ndMost Developed: 10,994thBest Weather: 11,377thLargest Governments: 11,806thTop
10%
Most Secular: 12,101stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,570thMost Inclusive: 13,752ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,163rdSmartest Citizens: 16,586thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,524thMost Influential: 21,622ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22,847th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, helium balloons lift the nation's spacecraft towards the heavens.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, the only women behind bars are barmaids.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, libraries have replaced overdue book fines with mandatory mental health assessments.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here".
  • : Dark Tacenda was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Dark Tacenda was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, an extra hand on the leg will give a horse-and-a-half of lead in a hundred jiffies on seven furlongs.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, uprooting flowers for religious ceremonies is a felony.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, recreational drug businesses are regularly pruned if they grow above the maximum legal size.

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