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The Empire of Storm Gard

“In nuclear war all men are cremated equal.”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Duckspeaker

Location: The Local Cluster

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The Empire of Storm Gard is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 11.459 billion Storm Gardians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

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 secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Core Prime. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 75%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining industries.

Government popup ads are springing up like weeds, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Storm Gard's radio stations, convicted felons are forced into slavery for their crimes, and the richest citizens live in sheltered private citadels. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is moderate. 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 42nd in The Local Cluster and 80,427th in the world for Highest Drug Use, scoring 39 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 21 hours ago

  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Storm Gard was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 2 days 18 hours ago: Storm Gard was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • 4 days ago: Storm Gard was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Storm Gard, the richest citizens live in sheltered private citadels.
  • 15 days ago: Storm Gard was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • 22 days ago: Storm Gard was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fastest-Growing Economies.
  • 23 days ago: Storm Gard was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • 25 days ago: Storm Gard changed its national motto to "In nuclear war all men are cremated equal.".
  • 26 days ago: Storm Gard was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • 26 days ago: Following new legislation in Storm Gard, convicted felons are forced into slavery for their crimes.

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