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The Game Administrator's Realm of SalusaSecondus

“That which does not kill you only makes you stronger.”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: The Cuckoos Egg

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The Game Administrator's Realm of SalusaSecondus is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Shaddam Corrino III with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 24.725 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.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Lion's Head. The average income tax rate is 5.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The enormous but underdeveloped Salusan economy, worth a remarkable 2,642 trillion solari a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 106,893 solari, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

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 is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. SalusaSecondus's national animal is the sardaukar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Confusionism.

SalusaSecondus is ranked 11th in The Cuckoos Egg and 107,832nd in the world for Most Beautiful Environments, with -293.6 Pounds of Wildlife less Pounds of Concrete per square mile.

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