The Abyssal Caverns of
Corporate Police State
We Own You
Regional Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Abyssal Caverns of PurgatoryHell is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Man in the Suit with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, compulsory military service, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.572 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 59.2%.

The frighteningly efficient PurgatoryHellspawn economy, worth a remarkable 9,601 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 579,385 I-O-U -es, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,168,115 per year while the poor average 8,647, a ratio of 597 to 1.

Cities are engulfed by smog, political activists are routinely executed, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons, and guns are banned. 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 117th in The Versutian Federation and 120,450th in the world for Most Primitive, scoring -283 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 16 hours ago

  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, guns are banned.
  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons.
  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, political activists are routinely executed.
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, cities are engulfed by smog.
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies.
  • 2 days 6 hours ago: PurgatoryHell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: #1).
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished.
  • 3 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency.
  • 3 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, there is a disproportionate number of poor people in prison.
  • 3 days 11 hours ago: PurgatoryHell lodged a message on the The Versutian Federation Regional Message Board.

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