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The Abyssal Caverns of PurgatoryHell

“We Own You”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The Versutian Federation

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The Abyssal Caverns of PurgatoryHell is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by The Man in the Suit with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 14.671 billion 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.

Government police forces protect public schools from the threat of protest, foreign nationals are widely distrusted, city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of experimental delivery drones, and pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. PurgatoryHell's national animal is the Unsightly Bum, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Waterboarding, and its currency is the I-O-U -e.

PurgatoryHell is ranked 2nd in The Versutian Federation and 203rd in the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 20 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 3 hours ago

  • 28 minutes ago: PurgatoryHell was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Highest Police Ratios.
  • 23 hours ago: PurgatoryHell was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil.
  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of experimental delivery drones.
  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, foreign nationals are widely distrusted.
  • 3 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, government police forces protect public schools from the threat of protest.
  • 3 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, airship use has soared while property values beneath their routes have plummeted.
  • 4 days ago: PurgatoryHell was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, the Unsightly Bum is believed to be extinct.

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