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Most Authoritarian: 6,048th Most Income Equality: 10,063rd Most Extreme: 13,435th
The Sultanate of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Alle grüßen den dunklen Sultan, Vorbote der Dämmerung
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Dunkle Nachte

Population74 million


The Sultanate of Dunkle Nachte is a large, safe nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 74 million Dunkle Nachteans 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 large, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 54.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Dunkle Nachtean economy, worth 1.75 trillion Zeiches 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, fairly diversified black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Trout Farming, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 23,634 Zeiches, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements, military spending is on the increase, organ donation is compulsory, and the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dunkle Nachte's national animal is the Mistkäfer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Dunkle Nachte is ranked 137,963rd in the world and 5,942nd in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 25.6 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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