“That which does not kill you only makes you stronger.”
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Powerbroker
Location: The Cuckoos Egg
The Game Administrator's Realm of SalusaSecondus is a gargantuan, pleasant nation, ruled by Shaddam Corrino III with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 24.489 billion SalusaSeconders are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is effectively ruled by the Department of Defence, with areas such as Social Equality and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Lion's Head. The average income tax rate is 74%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Uranium Mining.
The bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around The Lion's Head, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, and birth rates have hit an all-time low. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. SalusaSecondus's national animal is the sardaukar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Confusionism, and its currency is the solaris.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 11 hours ago
- 1 day 5 hours ago: SalusaSecondus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
- 5 days ago: SalusaSecondus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
- 7 days ago: SalusaSecondus lodged a message on the The Cuckoos Egg Regional Message Board.
- 7 days ago: SalusaSecondus rejected a request from Tranquility for an embassy with The Cuckoos Egg.
- 7 days ago: SalusaSecondus rejected a request from Goliath SpecOps inc for an embassy with The Cuckoos Egg.
- 16 days ago: SalusaSecondus's influence in The Cuckoos Egg rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
- 18 days ago: SalusaSecondus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 5%).
- 35 days ago: SalusaSecondus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
- 44 days ago: SalusaSecondus lodged a message on the The Cuckoos Egg Regional Message Board.
- 44 days ago: SalusaSecondus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Mining Sector.