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The Autocratic Realm of The Big Muddy

“Deus Vult!”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The New Inquisition

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The Autocratic Realm of The Big Muddy is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Athelstan MacGregor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6.692 billion 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Religion & Spirituality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Riverton. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 61%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Automobile Manufacturing and Uranium Mining.

Newspapers cannot report anything about politicians without their explicit consent, the National Archive now covers square miles of warehouses in order to accommodate its new stone tablets system, torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals, and young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables. Crime is a problem, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. The Big Muddy's national animal is the Catamount, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is The Orthodox Church of The Big Muddy, and its currency is the Thaler.

The Big Muddy is ranked 168th in The New Inquisition and 53,383rd in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.402 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago

  • 4 days ago: The Big Muddy was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 10 days ago: The Big Muddy was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: Top 10%).
  • 15 days ago: The Big Muddy fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 47 days ago: The Big Muddy was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 84 days ago: The Big Muddy was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Avoided (last census: Top 5%).
  • 88 days ago: The Big Muddy was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 95 days ago: The Big Muddy was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry (last census: Top 10%).
  • 96 days ago: The Big Muddy was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Avoided (last census: Top 10%).
  • 100 days ago: The Big Muddy was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 106 days ago: The Big Muddy was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry (last census: Top 5%).

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