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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, safe nation, ruled by The Man in the Suit with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, flagrant waste-dumping, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.414 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.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stull Cemetary. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 57.8%.

The frighteningly efficient PurgatoryHellspawn economy, worth a remarkable 9,408 trillion I-O-U -es a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is a breathtaking 573,175 I-O-U -es, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,407,519 per year while the poor average 19,961, a ratio of 220 to 1.

Government police forces protect public schools from the threat of protest, PurgatoryHell Barrier Island residents anxiously await their 'Bridge to Somewhere', breastfeeding mothers are replacing smokers to loiter outside the workplace, and naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. PurgatoryHell's national animal is the Unsightly Bum, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Waterboarding.

PurgatoryHell is ranked 17th in The Versutian Federation and 3,135th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring 109 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure.
  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, breastfeeding mothers are replacing smokers to loiter outside the workplace.
  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, PurgatoryHell Barrier Island residents anxiously await their 'Bridge to Somewhere'.
  • 1 day 10 hours ago: PurgatoryHell was ranked #1 in the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, government police forces protect public schools from the threat of protest.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, long arduous trials are held for the most trivial of offences.
  • 2 days 11 hours ago: PurgatoryHell was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout (last census: Top 10%).
  • 2 days 11 hours ago: PurgatoryHell was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Devout.
  • 3 days ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, the government is a law unto itself.
  • 3 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways.

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