“Peace through tyranny”
|Category: Corporate Police State|
Regional Influence: Superpower
The Decepticon Empire of Kaon is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Megatron with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.36 billion Kaonians 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.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kaon City. The average income tax rate is 63%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Uranium Mining and Retail.
Police officers have been re-kitted with designer uniforms and gold plated handcuffs, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, penurious citizens die from easily remedied ailments because they aren't 'taking enough initiative', and the commercialisation of highly deadly weapons has instilled Kaon with a very polite populace. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Kaon's national animal is the Laserbeak, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Megatosh, and its currency is the Energon.
Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago
- 2 days 19 hours ago: Kaon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
- 21 days ago: Kaon's influence in Cybertron rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
- 57 days ago: Kaon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
- 64 days ago: Kaon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
- 69 days ago: Kaon's influence in Cybertron rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
- 73 days ago: Kaon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies.
- 76 days ago: Kaon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
- 81 days ago: Kaon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative (last census: Top 5%).
- 118 days ago: Kaon changed its national faith to "Megatosh".
- 123 days ago: Following new legislation in Kaon, the commercialisation of highly deadly weapons has instilled Kaon with a very polite populace.