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The Federation of Des-Bal

“Revolution is not the right of the people but the duty.”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: House of Five Leaves

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The Federation of Des-Bal is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Vincent Aldremi with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 10.148 billion Des-Balians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, pro-business individuals concentrates mainly on Defence, although Law & Order and Commerce are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Des-Hagir. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing industries.

Only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations, Des-Hagir is a police state during international summits, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, and the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Des-Bal's national animal is the Scorpion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Capitalism, and its currency is the Khuul.

Des-Bal is ranked 12th in House of Five Leaves and 113,254th in the world for Best Weather, with -1,123 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 hours ago

  • 16 days ago: Des-Bal's influence in House of Five Leaves rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • 17 days ago: Des-Bal's influence in House of Five Leaves rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • 21 days ago: Des-Bal was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Trout Fishing Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 22 days ago: Des-Bal's influence in House of Five Leaves rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
  • 25 days ago: Des-Bal was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fattest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 27 days ago: Des-Bal's influence in House of Five Leaves rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • 39 days ago: Des-Bal was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 44 days ago: Des-Bal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • 44 days ago: Des-Bal fell out of the regional Top 10% for Nudest.
  • 46 days ago: Des-Bal was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry (last census: Top 5%).

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