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The Abyssal Caverns of PurgatoryHell

“We Own You”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The Versutian Federation

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The Abyssal Caverns of PurgatoryHell is a gargantuan, devout nation, ruled by The Man in the Suit with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 15.637 billion PurgatoryHellspawn 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, pro-business 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 Stull Cemetary. The average income tax rate is 98%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Uranium Mining and Automobile Manufacturing.

The government struggles to keep up with the endless list of petrol disasters, there is a disproportionate number of poor people in prison, Unsightly Bums with strange deformities like three eyes and tentacles have been seen prancing through the countryside where industrial waste is dumped, and roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. PurgatoryHell's national animal is the Unsightly Bum, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Waterboarding, and its currency is the I-O-U -e.

PurgatoryHell is ranked 178th in The Versutian Federation and 114,018th in the world for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -332 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 22 hours ago

  • 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, Unsightly Bums with strange deformities like three eyes and tentacles have been seen prancing through the countryside where industrial waste is dumped.
  • 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, there is a disproportionate number of poor people in prison.
  • 1 day 23 hours ago: PurgatoryHell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, the government struggles to keep up with the endless list of petrol disasters.
  • 2 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, the government is a law unto itself.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, membership in the state-owned Church of PurgatoryHell is mandatory and all other faith organisations are banned.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, the government has the power to seize property at will.
  • 3 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, hairdressers are among those who have disappeared overnight.
  • 3 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, conscientious objectors are hanged as traitors.

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