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The Empire of Ever dark

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

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Ever dark

Population2.847 billion


The Empire of Ever dark is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, compulsory military service, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.847 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, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Industry, and Administration. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 33.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Ever darkish economy, worth 536 trillion Nights a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 188,445 Nights, with the richest citizens earning 6.6 times as much as the poorest.

Rubbing salt into wounds is seen as a good thing if it is 100% organic garlic-and-thyme salt, Leader has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves, the government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake", and absentminded citizens frequently converse with hallucinations. 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 172,696th in the world and 7,588th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 19.71 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most Ignorant Citizens: 129thMost Devout: 342ndMost Primitive: 403rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 452ndMost Armed: 546thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 633rdFattest Citizens: 755thMost Corrupt Governments: 757thHighest Crime Rates: 800thMost Influential: 966thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,096thMost Avoided: 1,156thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,347thLargest Mining Sector: 1,648thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,206thLargest Retail Industry: 2,221stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,310thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,462ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,557thRudest Citizens: 2,971stHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,083rdMost Subsidized Industry: 4,116thLargest Black Market: 4,656thNudest: 5,744thMost Efficient Economies: 5,847thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,939thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,306thHighest Average Incomes: 7,442ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,587thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,583rdMost Conservative: 19,853rd
Most Ignorant Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 18th in the regionMost Armed: 19th in the regionMost Primitive: 19th in the regionMost Devout: 20th in the regionFattest Citizens: 23rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Avoided: 40th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 42nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 45th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 68th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 81st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 87th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 100th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 104th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 108th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 148th in the regionRudest Citizens: 175th in the regionLargest Black Market: 196th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 230th in the regionNudest: 235th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 331st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 333rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 333rd in the regionMost Influential: 360th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 368th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 432nd in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 614th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 675th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ever dark voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Trotterdam".
  • : Ever dark voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".
  • : Following new legislation in Ever dark, absentminded citizens frequently converse with hallucinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Ever dark, the government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake".
  • : Following new legislation in Ever dark, Leader has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves.
  • : Following new legislation in Ever dark, rubbing salt into wounds is seen as a good thing if it is 100% organic garlic-and-thyme salt.
  • : Following new legislation in Ever dark, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.
  • : Ever dark was endorsed by The Fiefdom of Navsland.
  • : Ever dark was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Ever dark was endorsed by The Republic of Chips and Guac.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 238 » Pallaith, The Rhein States, El Fiji Grande, Yaorozu, Territorio di Nessuno, Plangainer, PlanetPunk, Great Bights Mum, Trillius, North Bratislava, Corfad, Koda-Land, Napnomadia, Dar es Saalam, Kwaj, Notyoutopia, Maott, Frances Francis the First of France, Shibutani, Aeolist, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Sil Dorsett, Omnistria, 1 very fast endotarter, Siwale, Steampunk Ariel, Pasargad, Unimaginable Doom, New Pruessen, Selfgradatude, Sundred, Acrabinnia, Sunto, Dreadton, Egalico, Valhalla123, United Draconia, Haor Chall, Moubarakistan, Wilkshire, Buckerino, Abject Ludicrosity, Shadowrik, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Niradans, Kasazzastan, Wineclaw, Votak Matim, Holy Oranz, Destructive Government Endorsing System, and 188 others.Noahs Second Country, Vincone Cae, Former English Colony, Sea Ghost, Orado, Joodey, Guer Aike, Xentherida, Astrind, Glurponia, Loutsland, Zumlandia, Kobagia, Ethnon, SORT, Chukstik Illahi, Wisconsota, Bearical, Malta Comino Gozo, Azzarel, Cloydicia, Daiz, Runeda, Zeternia, The Tampa Bay Rays, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, New Octicarg, New Lakemba, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Faircliff, Fizban, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Yukti, Pazair, Empy, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Ravendi, Xagill, Interdimensional Zone, New Trisone, Prydania, Newpromisedland, Serendipita Martia, Misthas, Valentine Z, Terban Kedah, Fendlium, Praeceps, Zecit, Volstokn, Loli County, Cobleck Weleis, Tachycardia, Austral States of America, Avemterra, Hamerica, Free Culture, Merconitonitopia, Valatic Ash, Freyford, Universal State Formula, Woodsend, The New Communist Republic Of States, Hyphen, Dakota Territories, JMingozela, Yokciq Empire, Khoik, Wit Noreis, MiaryBhalzhack, The Endless Eventide, Conteria, Psychotic Vegans, New Jamgra, Eschatosia, Vexilia, Olofin, Xyrron, Ihese, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Diodone, Prevaland, Tunofferia, Crader, Stone Ira, Nisastria, The Windmilluminati, Varola, Avastate, Nistriabar, The United Capital of Adam, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, Irishvan, Kenefche, The Pantheons, The Serdey Islands, Korovan Isles, Westinor, The Most Freedom Ever, Solimun, Astronomical, Fauzjhia, Mesopotama, Greater Pittsburgh, Fayyayid, Frostcell, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Sikol, Saperisole, Pleroma Sans Romans, Zzozona, Hoglands, Plutayah, Termathe, I Like Killing people, Libertania Democratica, The Calabash Protectorate, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Halivaara, Solcius, Asoc lon, Kocherian, Seanat, Simone Republic, Pizza Squared, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Brucklania, Arichia, Maclare, Innocentic, Schnuftelland, Solskjar, Highton Islands, Borsukia, Damsmel, Madjack, Ihsan, Kragsgale, Xipher, Lionia, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Buckhem, Principia Mathematica, Eastern Cous Empria, Andexia, Ultra777, U S Eh, Harjad, Heilhum Imperius, Democratic Republic of Kohland, WeKnow, The Unicrons, Draconian Progression, Geektopia, Therizia, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Eywaan, Holy Empire Of Greater Bavaria, Nouvelle-Floride, Sopernia, El Emayo, Comfed, Lulubellia, Unsophisticate, Mon Island, Nuevo Navarre, Outer Shenendoah, Amprak, Glanst, Elvoreto, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Chips and Guac, and Navsland.