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Largest Populations: 2,780th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,240th Highest Economic Output: 3,727th
The Feminine Feline Colony of
Corporate Police State
I Know What You're Thinking, I Can Read your Mind
Regional Influence
Hermit
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Feminine Feline Colony of Salems Den is a gargantuan, efficient nation, remarkable for its smutty television, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 22.388 billion Shadows 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 tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.9%.

The frighteningly efficient a Shadow economy, worth a remarkable 2,245 trillion Claws a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 100,306 Claws, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 573,548 per year while the poor average 8,483, a ratio of 67.6 to 1.

Hundreds of thousands of convicts work as slaves in Salems Den's many privately-owned prisons, teenage fathers are forced to join the army, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil, and the Black Panther is believed to be extinct. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force. Salems Den's national animal is the Black Panther, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Salems Den is ranked 62,412th in the world and 1st in Cat Burglars for Highest Crime Rates, with 3.92 Crimes Per Hour.

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Largest Populations: 2,780thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,240thHighest Economic Output: 3,727thMost Pro-Market: 4,630thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,874thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,536thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,299thMost Avoided: 6,371stMost Ignorant Citizens: 6,566thFattest Citizens: 6,597thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,182ndMost Stationary: 7,470thTop
10%
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 8,695thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,721stLargest Gambling Industry: 8,763rdLargest Mining Sector: 10,096thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,178thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,159thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13,315th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Salems Den's influence in Cat Burglars rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • : Salems Den lodged a message on the Cat Burglars Regional Message Board.
  • : Salems Den's influence in Cat Burglars rose from "Superpower" to "Hegemony".
  • : Salems Den was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Salems Den was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate and Most Ignorant Citizens and the Top 10% for Largest Black Market.
  • : Salems Den was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Salems Den's influence in Cat Burglars rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
  • : Salems Den was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Salems Den's influence in Cat Burglars rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Power".
  • : Salems Den's influence in Cat Burglars rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".

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