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The Galactic Imperium Invictum of Darkium

“Vae Victus!!” the Supreme Emperor

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Lazarus

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Darkium

Population22.241 billion

CapitalDawn's City
Leaderthe Supreme Emperor
Faiththe Imperial Cult

CurrencyDSC
AnimalImperial Dragon

The Galactic Imperium Invictum of Darkium is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by the Supreme Emperor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 22.241 billion Darkians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dawn's City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Darkiumian economy, worth an astonishing 10,922 trillion DSCS a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 491,112 DSCS, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Environmental legislation occurs cyclically, construction workers evacuate work sites after finding sharp rocks on the ground, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium, and pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Darkium's national animal is the Imperial Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the Imperial Cult.

Darkium is ranked 55,357th in the world and 2,183rd in Lazarus for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 3,805.9 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Lowest Crime Rates: 46thMost Developed: 51stLongest Average Lifespans: 61stHighest Poor Incomes: 65thMost Scientifically Advanced: 73rdHealthiest Citizens: 74thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 89thMost Secular: 97thLargest Governments: 113thSafest: 191stSmartest Citizens: 202ndMost Beautiful Environments: 204thBest Weather: 230thHighest Average Tax Rates: 251stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 278thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 279thLargest Information Technology Sector: 285thHighest Average Incomes: 322ndHighest Economic Output: 334thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 367thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 375thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 385thMost Efficient Economies: 456thMost Cultured: 508thMost Inclusive: 672ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 748thMost Corrupt Governments: 801stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,056thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,249thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,286thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,411thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,417thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,147thMost Influential: 2,431stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,570thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,914thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,782ndLargest Welfare Programs: 4,544thLargest Populations: 4,870thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,658thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,824thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,621stTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 15,533rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,253rdMost Income Equality: 19,240th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8th in the regionSafest: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionMost Inclusive: 20th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 41st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 41st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 50th in the regionMost Influential: 55th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 86th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 86th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 119th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 122nd in the regionLargest Populations: 144th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 218th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 245th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 247th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 250th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 332nd in the regionMost Stationary: 361st in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 555th in the regionNudest: 639th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Darkium, pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card.
  • : Following new legislation in Darkium, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium.
  • : Following new legislation in Darkium, construction workers evacuate work sites after finding sharp rocks on the ground.
  • : Following new legislation in Darkium, environmental legislation occurs cyclically.
  • : Darkium endorsed The Pernicious Plutocracy of Honeydewistania.
  • : Darkium was endorsed by The Pernicious Plutocracy of Honeydewistania.
  • : Darkium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Darkium, there is a dearth of space for new houses.
  • : Following new legislation in Darkium, Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case.
  • : Following new legislation in Darkium, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.

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