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The Empire of Ever dark

“All is one. All is strife. The worthy rise.”

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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Ever dark

Population1.143 billion


The Empire of Ever dark is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, enslaved workforce, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.143 billion Drows are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Spirituality, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 50.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Ever darkish economy, worth 170 trillion Nights 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Uranium Mining, and Soda Sales. 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 impressive 149,402 Nights, with the richest citizens earning 6.6 times as much as the poorest.

Nude art is becoming wildly popular, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions, and modern Ever darkish art is so hot right now. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ever dark's national animal is the Human, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Ever dark is ranked 168,126th in the world and 8,681st in The North Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 33 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most Ignorant Citizens: 422ndMost Armed: 767thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 832ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 977thMost Devout: 1,212thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,303rdHighest Crime Rates: 1,383rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,546thMost Influential: 1,624thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,837thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,006thFattest Citizens: 2,295thMost Avoided: 2,313thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,457thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,596thNudest: 3,421stLargest Mining Sector: 3,493rdLargest Retail Industry: 4,458thLargest Black Market: 4,488thMost Primitive: 4,648thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 9,229thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,674thHighest Average Incomes: 12,734thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,740thMost Efficient Economies: 16,177th
Most Ignorant Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Armed: 31st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 45th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 45th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 59th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 62nd in the regionMost Devout: 65th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 68th in the regionMost Avoided: 75th in the regionFattest Citizens: 75th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 90th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 99th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 103rd in the regionNudest: 130th in the regionLargest Black Market: 147th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 210th in the regionMost Primitive: 247th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 438th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 542nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 547th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 563rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 611th in the regionMost Influential: 613th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 790th in the regionRudest Citizens: 796th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ever dark, modern Ever darkish art is so hot right now.
  • : Following new legislation in Ever dark, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.
  • : Ever dark voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Responsible Land Management".
  • : Following new legislation in Ever dark, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie.
  • : Following new legislation in Ever dark, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Ever dark, Leader's new office has a propensity to catch on fire.
  • : Following new legislation in Ever dark, exam halls are littered with used needles and empty pill bottles.
  • : Following new legislation in Ever dark, slaves who produce weapons are given free samples.
  • : Ever dark was endorsed by The Commonwealth of United Anglo-America.
  • : Ever dark was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Interdimensional Zone.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 162 » Alunya, Pallaith, The Rhein States, El Fiji Grande, Yaorozu, Territorio di Nessuno, Plangainer, Black Templares, PlanetPunk, Great Bights Mum, Eylstadt Izetta, Trillius, 2 and 2 is Fish, North Bratislava, Corfad, Koda-Land, Napnomadia, Dar es Saalam, Kwaj, Ikea Rike, Notyoutopia, Maott, Frances Francis the First of France, Shibutani, Zemnaya Svoboda, Torakuen, Aeolist, Jasminlandia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Sil Dorsett, Saturns Edge, Omnistria, 1 very fast endotarter, Siwale, Steampunk Ariel, Amauri, Pasargad, Unimaginable Doom, New Pruessen, Selfgradatude, Sundred, Acrabinnia, Federation Terra Australis, Sunto, Dreadton, Egalico, Valhalla123, United Draconia, New Bremerton, Spartoptia, and 112 others.Haor Chall, Moubarakistan, Wilkshire, Aratani, Buckerino, Q w e r t y, Ibiscaton, Abject Ludicrosity, Shadowrik, General COE, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Niradans, Kasazzastan, Wineclaw, Votak Matim, Holy Oranz, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Vincone Cae, Former English Colony, Rynion, Sea Ghost, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Amerian States, Orado, Joodey, Guer Aike, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Astrind, Glurponia, Babacar, Loutsland, Zumlandia, Kobagia, Republic of Turbin, Ethnon, Xzavia-Hjar, Steraz, SORT, Chukstik Illahi, Brettenia, Wisconsota, Bearical, Sockmanland, Malta Comino Gozo, Azzarel, Great Javadwipa, Cloydicia, Landnovia, Penrith, Rkainjel, Cuyan, Daiz, Runeda, Lindsaystan, Zeternia, The Tampa Bay Rays, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Tamgu, Juggernautilus, Beta Centauri B3, Lanterkint, New Octicarg, New Lakemba, Duerrlewang, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Moisus, Miruma, Orven, Delmak, Guslantis, Faircliff, Ponantine, Aezus, Racoda, Ozstan, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Fizban, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Loli County, Nothru Lerple, Altamonte, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, Angshire, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Neworva, Yukti, Germanic Araya, Pazair, Phoeba, Empy, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Daymonskinner, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Parmovand, Baldova, Eravonia, Ravendi, Huks Gares, Xagill, Interdimensional Zone, and United Anglo-America.