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Largest Gambling Industry: 1stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6thMost Devout: 6th
The Mad King of Hell of
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I am the daringest devil you've ever met, love.
The Mad King of Hell
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The Stalker

Population17.723 billion

LeaderThe Mad King of Hell

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 notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, aversion to nipples, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 17.723 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 are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hell. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Damned to Hell economy, worth an astonishing 13,187 trillion Souls a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, Retail, and Trout Farming. Average income is a breathtaking 744,113 Souls, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,598,642 per year while the poor average 89,260, a ratio of 40.3 to 1.

Nuclear submarines have been deployed to protect the nation's banana supply, the homeless more often beg for mercy than money, burnout is common with anti-government demagogues, and the government insists that bizarre Lilliputian language game shows were made domestically. 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 132,156th in the world and 52nd in Hell for Most Stationary, with 38.7209474408 Days.

Largest Gambling Industry: 1stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6thMost Devout: 6thMost Ignorant Citizens: 6thMost Primitive: 17thMost Subsidized Industry: 28thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 33rdMost Armed: 36thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 36thLargest Black Market: 37thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 42ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 42ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 48thMost Corrupt Governments: 53rdHighest Average Incomes: 56thHighest Crime Rates: 60thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 60thFattest Citizens: 65thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 65thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 68thMost Efficient Economies: 87thMost Valuable International Artwork: 91stMost Beautiful Environments: 96thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 126thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 145thLargest Agricultural Sector: 152ndLargest Insurance Industry: 187thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 197thLargest Retail Industry: 217thHighest Economic Output: 222ndLargest Governments: 285thBest Weather: 387thRudest Citizens: 694thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,362ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,539thMost Influential: 1,966thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,473rdLargest Populations: 8,340thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,419thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,171stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,324th
Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Stalker voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Australian rePublic".
  • : The Stalker approved the World Assembly proposal "Liberate LASAGNA PART TWO".
  • : The Stalker voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Salaxalans".
  • : The Stalker voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn Vandoosa"".
  • : The Stalker voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Apulita".
  • : The Stalker voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Iran"".
  • : The Stalker lodged a message on the Hell Regional Message Board.
  • : The Stalker updated the World Factbook entry in Hell.
  • : The Stalker voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend 9003".
  • : The Stalker voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Crushing Our Enemies".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 9 » Boolaroo, Donkervader, Sathan, New Paristan, Stantenople, Warchief Mordok, Premedite, Kyraina, and Big Jim P.

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