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The Insurgent Economic Extremist of The Dark System

“Money, Power, Respect!”

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

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: The Axis of Evil

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The Dark System

Population11.836 billion

CapitalThe Dark System Main Command Centre
LeaderMaster Economist
FaithThe Dark System

CurrencyDoller
AnimalMonster

The Insurgent Economic Extremist of The Dark System is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Master Economist with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, digital currency, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 11.836 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 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Dark System economy, worth an astonishing 12,201 trillion Dollers 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 1,030,911 Dollers, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 7,442,587 per year while the poor average 45,590, a ratio of 163 to 1.

The military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, those who investigate UFOs tend to wake up delirious on abandoned roads, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors, and the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties. 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, and its national religion is The Dark System.

The Dark System is ranked 5,086th in the world and 2nd in The Axis of Evil for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 163.25 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2ndLargest Retail Industry: 2ndHighest Average Incomes: 5thMost Subsidized Industry: 5thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 23rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 27thLargest Insurance Industry: 37thMost Corrupt Governments: 39thMost Secular: 45thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 56thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 59thLargest Information Technology Sector: 60thMost Avoided: 61stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 62ndLargest Mining Sector: 64thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 71stFattest Citizens: 75thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 76thLargest Black Market: 76thLargest Governments: 86thRudest Citizens: 104thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 108thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 127thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 144thLargest Agricultural Sector: 144thHighest Economic Output: 198thSmartest Citizens: 262ndLowest Crime Rates: 337thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 535thLargest Gambling Industry: 549thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,077thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,400thTop
5%
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,952ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,099thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,366thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,504thMost Stationary: 4,879thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,086thMost Pro-Market: 6,265thTop
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Most Influential: 10,196thLargest Populations: 15,124th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, those who investigate UFOs tend to wake up delirious on abandoned roads.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, centuries-old marble buildings are being torn down and replaced with corrugated steel wind tunnels.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, gene-engineered sewerjacks don't smell but they do stink.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, newly synthesized elements' half-lives are a million times shorter than the time it takes to say their names.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, Jennifer Government is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.

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