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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, economically powerful nation, ruled by The Man in the Suit with an iron fist, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 15.685 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 99%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Uranium Mining and Automobile Manufacturing.

Terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums, bloodthirsty zealots regularly participate in the Friday Night Stoning of Adulterers, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire, and motorists' locations are constantly tracked by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. 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 167th in The Versutian Federation and 110,225th in the world for Most Godforsaken, with -54 Dawkins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 hours ago

  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, motorists' locations are constantly tracked by intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire.
  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, bloodthirsty zealots regularly participate in the Friday Night Stoning of Adulterers.
  • 1 day 14 hours ago: PurgatoryHell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 1%).
  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
  • 2 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, it is illegal to liberate slaves.
  • 2 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, the people of PurgatoryHell are renowned for their nihilistic attitudes.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, military spending is on the increase.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, immigrant herding has become a national pastime.

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