The Love of Death or Life is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Thomas Matthew Delonge with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 17.153 billion Death or Lifeans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Industry and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Santa Fe. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 78.5%.
The frighteningly efficient Death or Lifean economy, worth a remarkable 6,840 trillion Lives a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 398,784 Lives, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,098,615 per year while the poor average 40,424, a ratio of 51.9 to 1.
Ollie the Oiled Seal welcomes throngs of tourists to the newly opened Oil Oasis Water Park, billions of Lives are being blown on orbital weapons development, the navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust, and self-driving cars have been banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Death or Life's national animal is the Soldier, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Anti-war.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Death or Life relocated from La France to 00000 A World Power.
- : Death or Life's influence in La France rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : Death or Life's influence in La France rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Death or Life's influence in La France rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Death or Life endorsed The Armed Republic of Rogamarkian Puppets IV.
- : Death or Life relocated from 00000 A World Power to La France.
- : Death or Life endorsed The Greater Union of Voik.
- : Death or Life relocated from Nasicournia to 00000 A World Power.
- : Death or Life's influence in Nasicournia rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Death or Life's influence in Nasicournia rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
Endorsements Received: None.