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Most Authoritarian: 6,537th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,448th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,245th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Together we are strong
Civil Rights
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Dark Mass

Population50 million


The Holy Empire of Dark Mass is a large, genial nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 50 million Dark Massians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Spirituality, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 66.8%.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Dark Massian economy, worth 1.77 trillion USDS a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 35,387 USDS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, and graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dark Mass's national animal is the silverfish , which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Dark Mass is ranked 42,964th in the world and 1,628th in the South Pacific for Most Inclusive, scoring 110.91 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Most Authoritarian: 6,537thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,448thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,245thMost Conservative: 14,490thMost Extreme: 14,825thMost Ignorant Citizens: 15,008th
Most Authoritarian: 357th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 436th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 513th in the regionMost Extreme: 658th in the region

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