The Republic of Island of Darkness is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Doctor Darkness with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, devout population of 6.824 billion Islanders are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 78.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The Islander economy, worth 293 trillion beans 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 large, well-organized, extremely specialized black market in 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 42,950 beans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Anyone who doesn't attend Official Governmental Religious Services is fined, the military's primary weapons are fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, and a fanatical devotion to Voodoo, Doctor Darkness has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences, and Doctor Darkness is rumored to have teleportation powers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Island of Darkness's national animal is the bird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Voodoo.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Island of Darkness was endorsed by The Democratic States of Ezmwalia.
- : Island of Darkness was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Wadeterra.
- : Island of Darkness was endorsed by The Free Land of Creatrix.
- : Island of Darkness was endorsed by The Civil war ridden country of Muscao.
- : Island of Darkness voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Supporting People with Disabilities".
- : Island of Darkness endorsed The Holy Empire of Bisht.
- : Island of Darkness endorsed The 14th Station of Delegations.
- : Island of Darkness endorsed The United Socialist States of Santa Torres.
- : Island of Darkness was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Santa Torres.
- : Island of Darkness was endorsed by The 14th Station of Delegations.
Endorsements Received: 42 » New Arkados, Ephros, Transcommunist Republics, Rorlenland, Anarchocommunists of the World, Henchikurin, Sincadenas, Dyl, Picuros, Slackertown, Buttia, Antinios, Kawany, Martilliopen, Sorwickshire, Kongoland, Silverfish37, Kavagrad, Roma Norte, New Volica, Sylvlakia, Super Awesome Fun Times, Chapolia Zranzia, Kaamapoori, Old Corus, Anioniotopia, Socialist Great Picardy, Nangka, Grod Island, Soviet Catgirls, Llorens, Claiomha, Asturies-Llion, Argentigrad, Lastolana, Somiens-et-Haveras, Zaratov, Bisht, Delegations, Creatrix, Wadeterra, and Ezmwalia.