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Largest Black Market: 24th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 32nd
The Apocalypse of
Corporate Police State
Glory to the Apocalypse!
Herald Dawson
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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GeodesicDragon

Population16.307 billion

CapitalGeotopia
LeaderHerald Dawson
FaithGeotology

Currencycredit
Animalmanticore

The Apocalypse of GeodesicDragon is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Herald Dawson with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, infamous sell-swords, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 16.307 billion Apocalyptians 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, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Spirituality is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Geotopia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Apocalyptian economy, worth a remarkable 9,540 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is a breathtaking 585,036 credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,425,969 per year while the poor average 92,493, a ratio of 26.2 to 1.

Human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants, foreign converts are illuminated by both missionaries and helicopter searchlights, when you fly on Air GeodesicDragon you win a seat or you die, and penniless buskers are singing for their supper. 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. GeodesicDragon's national animal is the manticore, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Geotology.

GeodesicDragon is ranked 158,161st in the world and 1st in Friends of the Apocalypse for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -20.25 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Largest Black Market: 24thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 32ndLargest Mining Sector: 32ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 47thLargest Insurance Industry: 49thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 52ndMost Devout: 58thMost Corrupt Governments: 66thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 68thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 78thMost Avoided: 84thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 106thLargest Retail Industry: 119thHighest Average Incomes: 122ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 127thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 136thFattest Citizens: 139thMost Primitive: 224thHighest Economic Output: 361stMost Efficient Economies: 633rdRudest Citizens: 952ndLargest Governments: 957thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,068thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,170thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,564thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,262ndMost Conservative: 4,267thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,704thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,537thLargest Populations: 7,807thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,147thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,990thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,921st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in GeodesicDragon, penniless buskers are singing for their supper.
  • : Following new legislation in GeodesicDragon, when you fly on Air GeodesicDragon you win a seat or you die.
  • : Following new legislation in GeodesicDragon, foreign converts are illuminated by both missionaries and helicopter searchlights.
  • : GeodesicDragon password-protected Friends of the Apocalypse.
  • : GeodesicDragon's influence in Friends of the Apocalypse rose from "Superpower" to "Hermit".
  • : Following new legislation in GeodesicDragon, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants.
  • : Following new legislation in GeodesicDragon, the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds.
  • : Following new legislation in GeodesicDragon, atheists on vacation find Geotology's scriptures make useful doorstops.
  • : Following new legislation in GeodesicDragon, the government is a law unto itself.
  • : Following new legislation in GeodesicDragon, schoolkids are often mistaken for fast food workers.

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