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The Galactic Imperium Invictum of Darkium

“Vae Victus!!” the Supreme Emperor

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Lazarus



Population20.477 billion

CapitalDawn's City
Leaderthe Supreme Emperor
Faiththe Imperial Cult

AnimalImperial Dragon

The Galactic Imperium Invictum of Darkium is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Supreme Emperor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its digital currency, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 20.477 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. 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 a remarkable 9,939 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 485,419 DSCS, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough, the most popular WhoTube videos are ones featuring parodies of iconic songs, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, and high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate. 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 635th in the world and 32nd in Lazarus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 14,355.93 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Lowest Crime Rates: 49thHighest Poor Incomes: 56thMost Scientifically Advanced: 66thHealthiest Citizens: 85thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 97thLargest Governments: 115thMost Developed: 148thMost Secular: 175thLongest Average Lifespans: 189thSafest: 198thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 203rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 207thMost Beautiful Environments: 219thSmartest Citizens: 232ndBest Weather: 259thHighest Average Incomes: 266thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 273rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 280thLargest Information Technology Sector: 290thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 338thHighest Economic Output: 344thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 365thMost Cultured: 523rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 635thMost Corrupt Governments: 665thMost Efficient Economies: 683rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 723rdMost Inclusive: 789thMost Pacifist: 792ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,054thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,131stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,338thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,555thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,878thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,109thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,252ndMost Influential: 2,343rdLargest Insurance Industry: 2,650thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,417thLargest Populations: 4,998thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,118thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,563rdTop
Most Income Equality: 14,169th
Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the regionMost Inclusive: 21st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 31st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 34th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 37th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 47th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 57th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 83rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 89th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 98th in the regionLargest Populations: 143rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 144th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 170th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 225th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 242nd in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 359th in the regionMost Income Equality: 409th in the regionMost Stationary: 455th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Darkium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Darkium, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Darkium, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in Darkium, the most popular WhoTube videos are ones featuring parodies of iconic songs.
  • : Following new legislation in Darkium, armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough.
  • : Darkium endorsed The Community of Shangri-La Valley.
  • : Darkium was endorsed by The Community of Shangri-La Valley.
  • : Following new legislation in Darkium, 'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink.
  • : Following new legislation in Darkium, Darkians seem to be catching more chills.
  • : Following new legislation in Darkium, The Supreme Emperor goes out to lunch surrounded by large men in dark glasses.


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