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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 renowned for its prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 15.296 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.

Marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines, tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens, and major cities are suffering under water rationing. 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 29th in The Versutian Federation and 22,219th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 1.097 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 hours ago

  • 109 minutes ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
  • 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, atheists refusing to attend church are heavily fined by the government.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, god-fearing citizens can be seen in prayer circles around the Big Max impact crater.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • 3 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, cremation is compulsory for the deceased.
  • 3 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.

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