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The Game Administrator's Realm of SalusaSecondus

“That which does not kill you only makes you stronger.”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: The Cuckoos Egg

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The Game Administrator's Realm of SalusaSecondus is a gargantuan, pleasant nation, ruled by Shaddam Corrino III with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 24.143 billion SalusaSeconders 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 73%, 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.

The bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around The Lion's Head, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, and birth rates have hit an all-time low. 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.

SalusaSecondus is ranked 11th in The Cuckoos Egg and 109,936th in the world for Best Weather, with -446 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 8 days ago

  • 6 days ago: SalusaSecondus's influence in The Cuckoos Egg rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • 35 days ago: SalusaSecondus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Defense Forces.
  • 65 days ago: SalusaSecondus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • 77 days ago: SalusaSecondus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • 79 days ago: Following new legislation in SalusaSecondus, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • 80 days ago: Following new legislation in SalusaSecondus, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • 81 days ago: Following new legislation in SalusaSecondus, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • 81 days ago: Following new legislation in SalusaSecondus, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around The Lion's Head.
  • 81 days ago: Following new legislation in SalusaSecondus, the country has unplugged its internet connection to prevent subversive content.
  • 81 days ago: Following new legislation in SalusaSecondus, business is adjusting to new gender equality policies in the workplace.

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