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The Dominion of Dark Tacenda

“Neither Question nor Disobey”

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

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Spoiled Cats

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Dark Tacenda

Population16.351 billion

CapitalNew Pandemonium
LeaderTyranness Ella
FaithTyranness Worship

CurrencyCredit
Animalblue jay

The Dominion of Dark Tacenda is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Tyranness Ella with an iron fist, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 16.351 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 76.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Dark Tacendan economy, worth a remarkable 3,928 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 240,257 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Saying 'Hi Guys' to a mixed gender group of people at work is a fireable offense, boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard, tower block residents are each held responsible for four square inches of front lawn, and it is considered unpatriotic to learn a foreign language. 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 6,539th in the world and 3rd in Spoiled Cats for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 11,568.11 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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1%
Largest Black Market: 443rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 941stLargest Agricultural Sector: 972ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,239thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,260thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,798thTop
5%
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,167thHighest Economic Output: 2,769thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,896thHighest Average Incomes: 3,769thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,920thLowest Crime Rates: 5,673rdLongest Average Lifespans: 6,219thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,321stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,539thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,825thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,140thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,337thMost Stationary: 7,849thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,083rdMost Efficient Economies: 8,138thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,424thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,824thTop
10%
Most Developed: 10,350thHealthiest Citizens: 10,480thBest Weather: 10,566thLargest Populations: 10,685thLargest Governments: 11,901stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,244thMost Secular: 12,250thMost Inclusive: 12,591stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,565thSmartest Citizens: 16,111thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,449thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,457th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, it is considered unpatriotic to learn a foreign language.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, tower block residents are each held responsible for four square inches of front lawn.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, saying 'Hi Guys' to a mixed gender group of people at work is a fireable offense.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, home renovation shows are increasingly popular.
  • : Dark Tacenda was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, a signed affidavit from a prominent anti-corruption advocate declares that she is in fact a crook after all.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, most households' childcare costs are higher than their mortgage payments.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Tacenda, the tightness of border controls in Dark Tacenda leave a little to be desired.

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