“Join me, or abandon all hope!” The Dark Creator
|Category: Corporate Police State|
Regional Influence: Powerbroker
Location: End 500
|Leader||The Dark Creator|
The Empire of Shadowstorm 98 is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Dark Creator with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 11.664 billion Demons are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.
The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Abyss. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 18.8%.
The very strong A Descendant of Darkness economy, worth 871 trillion Slaves a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 74,701 Slaves, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 222,113 per year while the poor average 19,697, a ratio of 11.3 to 1.
The state has declared war on the environment and environmentalists by association, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways, crooks and people with too many kids are being kicked out of the country, and The Dark Creator has been self-declared as the Most Supreme Magnificent Overlord of Everything You Ever Saw. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Shadowstorm 98's national animal is the Hell Hounds, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Shadowstorm 98 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
- : Shadowstorm 98 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
- : Shadowstorm 98 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
- : Shadowstorm 98 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output and Most Advanced Defense Forces.
- : Shadowstorm 98 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
- : Shadowstorm 98 lodged a message on the The Geometric Equanimity TGE Regional Message Board.
- : Shadowstorm 98 lodged a message on the End 500 Regional Message Board.
- : Shadowstorm 98 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Survivors.
- : Shadowstorm 98 was cleansed by a Level 1 Strike Force Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Unknown Location of Zero Gravity Zone, killing 18 million zombies.
- : Shadowstorm 98 was cleansed by a Level 1 Strike Force Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Unknown Location of Zero Gravity Zone, killing 130 million zombies.