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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st Most Devout: 4th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5th
The Mad King of Hell of
Iron Fist Consumerists
I am the daringest devil you've ever met, love.
The Mad King of Hell
Influence
Dealmaker
WA Delegate / Lucifer
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Stalker

Population12.527 billion

CapitalHell
LeaderThe Mad King of Hell
FaithDiscordianism

CurrencySoul
AnimalWhite Rabbit

The Mad King of Hell of The Stalker is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Mad King of Hell with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, fear of technology, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.527 billion Damned Souls are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Spirituality, Industry, and Environment are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hell. The average income tax rate is 97.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Damned to Hell economy, worth a remarkable 8,366 trillion Souls a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Retail. Average income is a breathtaking 667,914 Souls, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,272,040 per year while the poor average 144,733, a ratio of 15.7 to 1.

The government is a law unto itself, angst-filled teenagers are rushing off to buy government bonds for some odd reason, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget, and police and sick people alike fear the Day of Rest as all institutions are forced to shut down. Crime is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Stalker's national animal is the White Rabbit, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Discordianism.

The Stalker is ranked 126,364th in the world and 34th in Hell for Most Average, scoring 31.91 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1stMost Devout: 4thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5thMost Ignorant Citizens: 6thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11thMost Primitive: 14thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 28thLargest Black Market: 46thMost Subsidized Industry: 54thMost Armed: 55thHighest Average Incomes: 55thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 67thMost Corrupt Governments: 70thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 75thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 79thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 82ndHighest Crime Rates: 88thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 105thMost Beautiful Environments: 113thFattest Citizens: 121stLargest Agricultural Sector: 122ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 155thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 184thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 203rdLargest Insurance Industry: 239thLargest Governments: 391stHighest Economic Output: 392ndBest Weather: 450thRudest Citizens: 604thLargest Retail Industry: 711thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,082ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,200thMost Influential: 2,230thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,529thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,643rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,778thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,836thNudest: 3,058thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,060thMost Stationary: 7,194thTop
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Largest Populations: 10,261stHighest Drug Use: 13,614th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, police and sick people alike fear the Day of Rest as all institutions are forced to shut down.
  • : The Stalker was reclassified from "Corporate Police State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, angst-filled teenagers are rushing off to buy government bonds for some odd reason.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, the government is a law unto itself.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the The Stalker Blood Tithe.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, The Mad King of Hell has a wardrobe full of fake designer suits.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, the law forbids arson, murder, and low-quality cheese.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, the nation's water should not be ingested while operating heavy machinery.

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