|Capital||Palace of Dust|
The Void of Dustwind is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Dusty Dustican with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, sprawling nuclear power plants, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 19.078 billion Dustwindians 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 minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Palace of Dust. Income tax is unheard of.
The frighteningly efficient Dustwindian economy, worth a remarkable 7,480 trillion gold dusts a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 392,100 gold dusts, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,622,568 per year while the poor average 62,207, a ratio of 26.1 to 1.
Foreign spirits are hard to find due to an abundance of "Cletus and Jim Bob's Homemade Dustwindian Moonshine", teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia, and there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees his shadow. 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. Dustwind's national animal is the scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Sufferology.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Dustwind was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market and Lowest Crime Rates.
- : Following new legislation in Dustwind, there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees his shadow.
- : Following new legislation in Dustwind, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia.
- : Following new legislation in Dustwind, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects.
- : Following new legislation in Dustwind, foreign spirits are hard to find due to an abundance of "Cletus and Jim Bob's Homemade Dustwindian Moonshine".
- : Following new legislation in Dustwind, everyone suspects that everyone else is a terrorist.
- : Dustwind's influence in 10000 Islands rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
- : Following new legislation in Dustwind, the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community.
- : Following new legislation in Dustwind, the dartboard at the Dustwindian Cancer Research Charity bears a picture of Dusty Dustican's face.
- : Following new legislation in Dustwind, beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings.
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