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Largest Gambling Industry: 1stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11th
The Mad King of Hell of
Father Knows Best State
I am the daringest devil you've ever met, love.
The Mad King of Hell
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate / Lucifer
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Stalker

Population21.779 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 renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, deadly medical pandemics, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 21.779 billion Damned Souls are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Spirituality, Industry, and Environment also on the agenda, 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 99.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Damned to Hell economy, worth an astonishing 16,200 trillion Souls a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, Retail, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is a breathtaking 743,837 Souls, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks, and kids' party bags often contain candy and e-cigarettes. 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 9,083rd in the world and 1st in Hell for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 11 valid endorsements.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11thMost Devout: 15thMost Primitive: 20thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 40thLargest Black Market: 41stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 44thMost Armed: 48thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 51stMost Subsidized Industry: 52ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 63rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 66thHighest Poor Incomes: 70thHighest Crime Rates: 70thHighest Average Incomes: 70thFattest Citizens: 72ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 73rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 75thMost Corrupt Governments: 76thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 93rdMost Beautiful Environments: 117thMost Efficient Economies: 124thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 150thHighest Economic Output: 183rdLargest Insurance Industry: 187thMost Valuable International Artwork: 213thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 215thLargest Agricultural Sector: 234thMost Avoided: 277thLargest Retail Industry: 345thLargest Governments: 361stRudest Citizens: 395thBest Weather: 437thMost Patriotic: 1,106thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,446thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,839thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,947thMost Influential: 2,191stTop
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Largest Populations: 7,708thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,083rd
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the region

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