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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,397thLargest Retail Industry: 3,687thLargest Black Market: 4,558th
The Black Ascendant Terrors of
Corporate Police State
I am the darkness in your heart.
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Dusky Indigo

Population11.011 billion

CapitalNychron
LeaderDusk
FaithHedonism

CurrencyGold
AnimalGhost Abyssling

The Black Ascendant Terrors of Dusky Indigo is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Dusk with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 11.011 billion Bandits 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nychron. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 44.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Bandit economy, worth a remarkable 1,834 trillion Golds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 166,571 Golds, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 952,445 per year while the poor average 14,088, a ratio of 67.6 to 1.

Slavers view "what did your last slave die of" as a request for a demonstration, electrocution deaths among computer technicians are at an all-time high, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused, and photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dusky Indigo's national animal is the Ghost Abyssling, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Hedonism.

Dusky Indigo is ranked 19,493rd in the world and 1st in Dusk Falling for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 263.07 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Top
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,397thTop
5%
Largest Retail Industry: 3,687thLargest Black Market: 4,558thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,822ndMost Patriotic: 6,386thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,604thMost Secular: 6,760thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,033rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,447thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,489thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,030thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,203rdMost Efficient Economies: 8,491stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,805thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,061stMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,073rdHighest Economic Output: 10,769thHighest Average Incomes: 12,060thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,821stTop
10%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 17,888thMost Conservative: 18,550thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,493rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,508thLargest Mining Sector: 23,365thMost Developed: 24,898thLargest Governments: 25,615th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dusky Indigo, photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls.
  • : Following new legislation in Dusky Indigo, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused.
  • : Following new legislation in Dusky Indigo, electrocution deaths among computer technicians are at an all-time high.
  • : Following new legislation in Dusky Indigo, slavers view "what did your last slave die of" as a request for a demonstration.
  • : Following new legislation in Dusky Indigo, aspiring authors begrudgingly help proofread issue submissions (Dusky Indigo has found 2 easter eggs).
  • : Dusky Indigo was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Dusky Indigo, delivery truck companies use hospital parking lots to store 16-wheelers.
  • : Following new legislation in Dusky Indigo, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns.
  • : Following new legislation in Dusky Indigo, viewers get headaches from trying to read the screen full of small print warnings that precede most TV shows.
  • : Following new legislation in Dusky Indigo, the optimally efficient parking strategy for business commuters is referred to as the "traveling salesman problem".

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