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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st Most Ignorant Citizens: 3rd Most Devout: 4th
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
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate / Lucifer
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Stalker

Population14.294 billion

CapitalHell
LeaderThe Mad King of Hell
FaithDiscordianism

CurrencySoul
AnimalWhite Rabbit

The Mad King of Hell of The Stalker is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Mad King of Hell with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, pith helmet sales, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.294 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, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Spirituality, Industry, and Environment are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hell. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Damned to Hell economy, worth an astonishing 10,272 trillion Souls a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, Trout Farming, and Retail. Average income is a breathtaking 718,623 Souls, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,175,379 per year while the poor average 184,720, a ratio of 11.8 to 1.

The government baselessly accuses foreign dignitaries of being assassins, there's a lot of smoke from the nation's "green economy", people who have lived their entire lives in The Stalker are shocked to discover that they are not citizens, and eight-year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas. 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 168,858th in the world and 58th in Hell for Safest, scoring 1.4 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1stMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rdMost Devout: 4thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11thMost Primitive: 12thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17thMost Armed: 31stMost Subsidized Industry: 32ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 46thHighest Average Incomes: 48thMost Corrupt Governments: 48thHighest Crime Rates: 56thLargest Black Market: 56thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 57thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 59thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 60thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 62ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 74thFattest Citizens: 79thMost Beautiful Environments: 86thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 148thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 154thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 205thLargest Insurance Industry: 236thLargest Retail Industry: 262ndLargest Governments: 263rdHighest Economic Output: 279thBest Weather: 359thRudest Citizens: 475thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,324thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,520thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,610thTop
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Most Influential: 2,041stMost Efficient Economies: 2,085thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,193rdNudest: 2,739thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,057thMost Stationary: 6,111thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,736thTop
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Largest Populations: 9,402ndHighest Drug Use: 15,002ndMost Conservative: 16,538th
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, eight-year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas.
  • : The Stalker was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, people who have lived their entire lives in The Stalker are shocked to discover that they are not citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, there's a lot of smoke from the nation's "green economy".
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, the government baselessly accuses foreign dignitaries of being assassins.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, vaccinations are mandatory.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, minefields are being deployed along the border to discourage potential emigrants from trying to leave.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, The Mad King of Hell's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide.

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