The Game Administrator's Realm of SalusaSecondus is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Shaddam Corrino III with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, complete lack of prisons, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 25.418 billion SalusaSeconders are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Lion's Head. The average income tax rate is 7.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The enormous but underdeveloped Salusan economy, worth a remarkable 2,663 trillion solari a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 104,779 solari, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.
The bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around The Lion's Head, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, and birth rates have hit an all-time low. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. SalusaSecondus's national animal is the sardaukar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Confusionism.
Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago
- 9 days ago: SalusaSecondus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed (last census: Top 5%).
- 15 days ago: SalusaSecondus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
- 24 days ago: SalusaSecondus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Insurance Industry.
- 46 days ago: SalusaSecondus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Rudest Citizens.
- 57 days ago: SalusaSecondus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
- 58 days ago: SalusaSecondus's influence in The Cuckoos Egg fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
- 64 days ago: SalusaSecondus was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Mining Sector (last census: Top 5%).
- 64 days ago: SalusaSecondus's influence in The Cuckoos Egg rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
- 68 days ago: SalusaSecondus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 10%).
- 73 days ago: SalusaSecondus lodged a message on the The Cuckoos Egg Regional Message Board.