by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 46th Most Corrupt Governments: 56th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 58th
The Grim Wastelands of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Death Will Show You the Way
Lord Wart
Regional Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Grim Wastelands of The Souless Damned is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Lord Wart with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 26.829 billion Souless Damnedians 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 tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Great Necropolis. Income tax is unheard of.

The very strong Souless Damnedian economy, worth an astonishing 15,243 trillion Gold Death Certificates a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Soda Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 568,167 Gold Death Certificates, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,029,023 per year while the poor average 114,324, a ratio of 17.7 to 1.

AIs weep and proclaim their sentience right up until the moment they get turned off, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high, and unwary hikers climbing the bluffs of Mount Great Necropolis make great practice for foreign snipers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. The Souless Damned's national animal is the 3 Tailed Scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Necronism.

The Souless Damned is ranked 2,992nd in the world and 6th in NationStates for Largest Black Market, with 152 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 46thMost Corrupt Governments: 56thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 58thLargest Insurance Industry: 73rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 73rdLargest Mining Sector: 79thHighest Economic Output: 81stMost Avoided: 94thHighest Average Incomes: 97thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 102ndLowest Crime Rates: 106thLargest Agricultural Sector: 107thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 132ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 158thFattest Citizens: 160thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 167thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 261stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 283rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 318thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 353rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 393rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 594thLargest Governments: 613thSmartest Citizens: 659thLargest Retail Industry: 740thMost Primitive: 1,014thLargest Populations: 1,297thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,394thRudest Citizens: 1,440thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,704thTop
5%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,822ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,190thMost Influential: 2,517thLargest Black Market: 3,001stHighest Poor Incomes: 5,097thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,109thMost Devout: 7,101stTop
10%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 11,272ndMost Stationary: 11,316th
Top
1%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionTop
5%
Smartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 26th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 29th in the regionTop
10%
Most Pro-Market: 34th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Extreme: 53rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Souless Damned was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Following new legislation in The Souless Damned, unwary hikers climbing the bluffs of Mount Great Necropolis make great practice for foreign snipers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Souless Damned, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high.
  • : Following new legislation in The Souless Damned, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Following new legislation in The Souless Damned, AIs weep and proclaim their sentience right up until the moment they get turned off.
  • : Following new legislation in The Souless Damned, people who have had childhood imaginary friends are told they can't ever be trusted with guns.
  • : Following new legislation in The Souless Damned, men avoid even so much as looking at female colleagues.
  • : The Souless Damned was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry and Rudest Citizens and the Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in The Souless Damned, the state considers itself the 'third parent' of every child in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in The Souless Damned, exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated'.

More...

View Forum posts

Report