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The Empire of Storm Gard

“There is always more mystery.”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Ambassador

Location: Nocturnalya

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The Empire of Storm Gard is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 10.906 billion Storm Gardians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Defence, although Education and Commerce are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Core Prime. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 73%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining industries.

The minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed, reporters sent to cover suspected UFO visits come back with stories about quilting bees, there is a disproportionate number of poor people in prison, and much of Storm Gard's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is a problem. Storm Gard's national animal is the Monkey, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Union Credit.

Storm Gard is ranked 3rd in Nocturnalya and 5,167th in the world for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 25 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 minutes ago

  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Storm Gard's influence in Nocturnalya rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • 2 days 9 hours ago: Storm Gard's influence in Nocturnalya rose from "Minnow" to "Diplomat".
  • 2 days 21 hours ago: Storm Gard relocated from Reznya to Nocturnalya.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Storm Gard, much of Storm Gard's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Storm Gard, there is a disproportionate number of poor people in prison.
  • 36 days ago: Storm Gard was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 10%).
  • 58 days ago: Storm Gard's influence in Reznya rose from "Superpower" to "Dominator".
  • 99 days ago: Storm Gard fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Politically Free.
  • 110 days ago: Following new legislation in Storm Gard, reporters sent to cover suspected UFO visits come back with stories about quilting bees.
  • 110 days ago: Following new legislation in Storm Gard, the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed.

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