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The Mafian Economic Extremist of The Dark System

“Money, Power, Respect!”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: The Axis of Evil

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The Dark System

Population16.314 billion

CapitalThe Dark System Main Command Centre
LeaderMaster Economist

CurrencyDollar
AnimalMonster

The Mafian Economic Extremist of The Dark System is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Master Economist with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, otherworldly petting zoo, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.314 billion Dark Systems are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Dark System Main Command Centre. The average income tax rate is 99.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Dark System economy, worth an astonishing 20,199 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 1,238,173 Dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 11,591,662 per year while the poor average 11,210, a ratio of 1,034 to 1.

People are often woken up by rubbish music, colonials are offended to find a local animal has been re-named the 'Furry Four-Legged Marsupial Monster', foreign heads of state have taken out restraining orders against Dark System ambassadors, and skyscrapers get built in just days. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Dark System's national animal is the Monster, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Dark System is ranked 935th in the world and 1st in The Axis of Evil for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 24,809.04 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Largest Retail Industry: 1stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1stMost Efficient Economies: 2ndHighest Average Incomes: 2ndMost Subsidized Industry: 4thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11thMost Corrupt Governments: 19thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20thLargest Black Market: 23rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24thFattest Citizens: 26thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26thLargest Agricultural Sector: 28thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 29thLargest Insurance Industry: 31stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 31stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 33rdMost Secular: 34thLargest Governments: 38thLargest Mining Sector: 40thMost Avoided: 41stLargest Information Technology Sector: 59thRudest Citizens: 70thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 78thHighest Economic Output: 83rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 88thSmartest Citizens: 128thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 156thLargest Gambling Industry: 160thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 206thMost Armed: 219thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 426thLowest Crime Rates: 622ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 879thMost Advanced Public Education: 935thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,101stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,167thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,874thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,753rdMost Stationary: 4,063rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,197thMost Influential: 9,613thTop
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Largest Populations: 13,088thMost Pro-Market: 15,115th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, skyscrapers get built in just days.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, foreign heads of state have taken out restraining orders against Dark System ambassadors.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, colonials are offended to find a local animal has been re-named the 'Furry Four-Legged Marsupial Monster'.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, people are often woken up by rubbish music.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, everybody's got wood thanks to Master Economist.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, homeless people can be found sleeping on streets in front of unoccupied second homes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, many of the poor live from cradle to grave without ever seeing sunlight.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, good-looking doctors are obliged by law to give foot rubs to Master Economist.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, Master Economist signs the laws but abides by none of them.

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