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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:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: Nocturnalya

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The Empire of Storm Gard is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 11.132 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 concentrates mainly on 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.

Wealthy students ride to school past mendicant dropouts, women wear burqas to avoid unwanted male attention, a punitive tax has been placed on harmful emissions, and conscientious objectors are hanged as traitors. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is a serious 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 4th in Nocturnalya and 9,895th in the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 10 Whatever.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 17 hours ago

  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Storm Gard, conscientious objectors are hanged as traitors.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Storm Gard, a punitive tax has been placed on harmful emissions.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Storm Gard, women wear burqas to avoid unwanted male attention.
  • 22 days ago: Storm Gard's influence in Nocturnalya rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • 26 days ago: Following new legislation in Storm Gard, wealthy students ride to school past mendicant dropouts.
  • 28 days ago: Following new legislation in Storm Gard, soldiers are equipped with multi-million Union Credit battlesuits.
  • 28 days ago: Following new legislation in Storm Gard, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • 30 days ago: Storm Gard's influence in Nocturnalya fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".
  • 30 days ago: Following new legislation in Storm Gard, politicians are losing their jobs in a plan to make the government 'leaner and fitter'.
  • 30 days ago: Following new legislation in Storm Gard, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.

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