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The Salt Mines of Native Tears

“Hell Is Empty, And All The Devils Are Here”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: The Unholy Trinity


Native Tears

Population9.343 billion


The Salt Mines of Native Tears is a colossal, orderly nation, notable for its frequent executions, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 9.343 billion Wardens are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 45.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Native Tearsian economy, worth 183 trillion Tears a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Gambling, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 19,655 Tears, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Political activists are routinely executed. Crime is well under control, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Native Tears's national animal is the Griffon.

Native Tears is ranked 86,425th in the world and 2nd in The Unholy Trinity for Highest Crime Rates, with 6.25 Crimes Per Hour.

Most Authoritarian: 5,047thMost Ignorant Citizens: 6,467thMost Conservative: 9,050thTop
Most Extreme: 18,115thLargest Black Market: 20,722nd

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