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Largest Gambling Industry: 1stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6thMost Ignorant Citizens: 12th
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

Population22.244 billion

CapitalHell
LeaderThe Mad King of Hell
FaithDiscordianism

CurrencySoul
AnimalWhite Rabbit

The Mad King of Hell of The Stalker is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Mad King of Hell with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, feral children, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 22.244 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, 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 99.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Damned to Hell economy, worth an astonishing 16,544 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 743,767 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 250,742nd in the world and 55th in Hell for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -10.86 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6thMost Ignorant Citizens: 12thMost Devout: 15thMost Primitive: 19thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 39thLargest Black Market: 43rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 44thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 48thMost Armed: 50thMost Subsidized Industry: 59thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 65thHighest Average Incomes: 67thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 68thHighest Poor Incomes: 70thFattest Citizens: 70thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 70thHighest Crime Rates: 77thMost Corrupt Governments: 77thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 78thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 97thMost Beautiful Environments: 118thMost Efficient Economies: 124thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 145thHighest Economic Output: 180thLargest Insurance Industry: 188thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 223rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 229thLargest Agricultural Sector: 245thMost Avoided: 287thLargest Retail Industry: 359thLargest Governments: 362ndRudest Citizens: 406thBest Weather: 440thMost Patriotic: 1,293rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,477thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,946thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,994thMost Influential: 2,255thTop
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Largest Populations: 7,650thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,369th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the region

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