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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 20th Largest Retail Industry: 25th Most Scientifically Advanced: 276th
The Black Iron Prison State of
Corporate Police State
Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones
Argus Panoptes
Influence
Instigator
Domestic Intelligence and Extrajudicial Activity
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Dungeon

Population4.08 billion

CapitalPanopticon
LeaderArgus Panoptes
FaithOmnipresent Omniscience

Currencycompany scrip
AnimalElectric Sheep

The Black Iron Prison State of Dungeon is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Argus Panoptes with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, infamous sell-swords, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.08 billion Prisoners 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.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Panopticon. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 53.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Imprisoned economy, worth a remarkable 1,910 trillion company scrips a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 468,147 company scrips, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,538,998 per year while the poor average 2,329, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.

Citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months, a death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation, and eminent domain has been abolished. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Dungeon's national animal is the Electric Sheep, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Omnipresent Omniscience.

Dungeon is ranked 159,169th in the world and 24th in The Horde for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 12.92 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 20thLargest Retail Industry: 25thMost Scientifically Advanced: 276thLargest Information Technology Sector: 308thHighest Average Incomes: 313thMost Avoided: 332ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 336thFattest Citizens: 343rdMost Corrupt Governments: 365thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 374thMost Subsidized Industry: 378thLargest Insurance Industry: 448thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 546thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 612thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 706thRudest Citizens: 708thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 713thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 777thLargest Mining Sector: 904thMost Secular: 1,012thLargest Black Market: 1,022ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,273rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,373rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,413thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 1,749thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,750thSmartest Citizens: 1,999thLargest Governments: 2,398thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,245thMost Armed: 5,627thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,337thHighest Economic Output: 6,530thLowest Crime Rates: 7,671stMost Extreme: 7,851stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,923rdTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 8,516thMost Efficient Economies: 8,681stLargest Publishing Industry: 8,788thMost Conservative: 9,109thLargest Gambling Industry: 15,335th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, eminent domain has been abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, a death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, tombstones are ten feet high to accommodate the names of inhabitants.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, millions of company scrips have been thrown into a project to find the cure for Mad Electric Sheep Disease.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, sprinters achieve their personal bests only when the Olympic Team recruiters come calling.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects.

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