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The Mafian Economic Extremist of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Money, Power, Respect!
Influence
Powerbroker
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Dark System

Population18.995 billion

CapitalThe Dark System Main Command Centre
LeaderMaster Economist

CurrencyDollar
AnimalMonster

The Mafian Economic Extremist of The Dark System is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Master Economist with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, flagrant waste-dumping, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 18.995 billion Mafians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Dark System Main Command Centre. The average income tax rate is 99.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Dark System economy, worth an astonishing 25,451 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 1,339,898 Dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 12,547,741 per year while the poor average 12,084, a ratio of 1,038 to 1.

Warfare increasingly resembles a video game, the Treasury has been accused of flushing money down the toilet, many marriages go virtually unconsummated, and safe drinking water is considered a luxury. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Dark System's national animal is the Monster, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Dark System is ranked 7th in the world and 1st in The Axis of Evil for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 72,365.73 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Retail Industry: 1stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1stHighest Average Incomes: 1stMost Efficient Economies: 2ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17thMost Corrupt Governments: 18thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18thLargest Black Market: 20thFattest Citizens: 21stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24thLargest Insurance Industry: 25thLargest Governments: 26thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 26thLargest Agricultural Sector: 28thLargest Mining Sector: 32ndMost Secular: 33rdRudest Citizens: 37thMost Avoided: 46thHighest Economic Output: 51stLargest Information Technology Sector: 53rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 60thMost Patriotic: 66thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 71stSmartest Citizens: 94thLargest Gambling Industry: 112thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 135thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 218thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 270thMost Armed: 336thLargest Publishing Industry: 776thLowest Crime Rates: 784thMost Advanced Public Education: 829thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,015thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,122ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,321stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,765thTop
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Most Stationary: 3,644thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,050thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,067thMost Influential: 9,235thMost Cultured: 10,445thLargest Populations: 12,250thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 20,644th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, safe drinking water is considered a luxury.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, many marriages go virtually unconsummated.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, the Treasury has been accused of flushing money down the toilet.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, warfare increasingly resembles a video game.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, the secret ingredient is love (and MSG).
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, Mafians wonder "if a tree falls in the woods with no credible witnesses, who wants to know?".
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, it's said that a Mafian always pays his debts with significant compounding.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, after every storm there's an expensive government-funded rainbow.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, there's more vermin than ever on the metro.

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