“That which does not kill you only makes you stronger.”
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Eminence Grise
Location: The Cuckoos Egg
The Game Administrator's Realm of SalusaSecondus is a gargantuan, pleasant nation, ruled by Shaddam Corrino III with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies. Its hard-nosed, cynical population of 22.194 billion 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.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is effectively ruled by the Department of Defence, with areas such as Social Equality and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Lion's Head. The average income tax rate is 70%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Uranium Mining.
Newspapers cannot report anything about politicians without their explicit consent, businesses are forced to bring all work back within the nation's borders, politicians are often seen with soldiers pointing guns at their heads, and motels cater primarily to adulterers. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. SalusaSecondus's national animal is the sardaukar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Confusionism, and its currency is the solaris.
Most Recent Government Activity: 18 days ago
- 10 days ago: SalusaSecondus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- 12 days ago: SalusaSecondus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Insurance Industry.
- 37 days ago: SalusaSecondus altered its national flag.
- 37 days ago: SalusaSecondus lodged a message on the The Cuckoos Egg Regional Message Board.
- 37 days ago: SalusaSecondus relocated from Balder to The Cuckoos Egg.
- 37 days ago: SalusaSecondus was refounded in Balder.
- 40 days ago: SalusaSecondus ceased to exist.
- 79 days ago: SalusaSecondus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: Top 5%).
- 120 days ago: SalusaSecondus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
- 126 days ago: SalusaSecondus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Highest Police Ratios.