by Max Barry

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Largest Insurance Industry: 33rd Most Avoided: 55th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 56th
The Abyssal Caverns of
Corporate Police State
We Own You
The Man in the Suit
Regional Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Abyssal Caverns of PurgatoryHell is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Man in the Suit with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, parental licensing program, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 20.923 billion PurgatoryHellspawn 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, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stull Cemetary. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.1%.

The frighteningly efficient PurgatoryHellspawn economy, worth an astonishing 11,391 trillion I-O-U -es a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is a breathtaking 544,469 I-O-U -es, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,961,382 per year while the poor average 51,467, a ratio of 57.5 to 1.

People say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour, six-year-old children playing dress-up are viewed with suspicion, the nation is known abroad for fast food and nothing else, and the nation's youth voluntarily goes to bed early out of sheer tiredness from their working days. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. PurgatoryHell's national animal is the Unsightly Bum, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Waterboarding.

PurgatoryHell is ranked 743rd in the world and 41st in Lazarus for Largest Black Market, with 985 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 33rdMost Avoided: 55thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 56thMost Primitive: 58thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 70thMost Corrupt Governments: 75thMost Ignorant Citizens: 87thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 88thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 93rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 95thLargest Retail Industry: 101stHighest Average Incomes: 113thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 115thLargest Mining Sector: 117thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 150thFattest Citizens: 152ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 166thHighest Economic Output: 172ndLowest Crime Rates: 179thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 235thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 313thLargest Governments: 418thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 614thLargest Black Market: 743rdMost Efficient Economies: 816thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 893rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 990thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,010thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,250thRudest Citizens: 1,552ndTop
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Most Devout: 1,968thLargest Populations: 3,197thMost Conservative: 3,676thMost Extreme: 5,463rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,860thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 11,489thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,665th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 27th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 33rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 40th in the regionLargest Black Market: 41st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 44th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 46th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 58th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 63rd in the regionMost Devout: 75th in the regionLargest Populations: 104th in the regionMost Extreme: 134th in the regionMost Conservative: 176th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 193rd in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 314th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 459th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 511th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : PurgatoryHell's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, the nation's youth voluntarily goes to bed early out of sheer tiredness from their working days.
  • : Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, the nation is known abroad for fast food and nothing else.
  • : Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, six-year-old children playing dress-up are viewed with suspicion.
  • : Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, people say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour.
  • : Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, nursing mothers are often arrested for indecent exposure.
  • : Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.
  • : Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away.
  • : PurgatoryHell's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Following new legislation in PurgatoryHell, voodoo economists believe that feeding criminals to volcanoes will bring untold riches to PurgatoryHell.

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