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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st Most Ignorant Citizens: 3rd Most Devout: 4th
The Mad King of Hell of
Corporate Police State
I am the daringest devil you've ever met, love.
The Mad King of Hell
Influence
Enforcer
WA Delegate / Lucifer
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Stalker

Population13.591 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 deadly medical pandemics, ban on automobiles, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.591 billion Damned Souls are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business, 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 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Damned to Hell economy, worth a remarkable 9,283 trillion Souls a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, Trout Farming, and Retail. Average income is a breathtaking 683,087 Souls, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,303,509 per year while the poor average 81,940, a ratio of 40.3 to 1.

On graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons, Harry Potter books are banned, the government is cracking down on subversive groups, and dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming. 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 129,392nd in the world and 47th in Hell for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 26.57 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1stMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rdMost Devout: 4thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11thMost Primitive: 11thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20thMost Armed: 36thMost Subsidized Industry: 46thHighest Average Incomes: 54thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 55thLargest Black Market: 55thMost Corrupt Governments: 58thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 58thHighest Crime Rates: 63rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 64thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 68thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 69thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 80thFattest Citizens: 90thMost Beautiful Environments: 93rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 115thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 151stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 167thLargest Insurance Industry: 212thLargest Governments: 315thRudest Citizens: 331stHighest Economic Output: 336thLargest Retail Industry: 357thBest Weather: 413thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,780thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,018thMost Influential: 2,115thMost Efficient Economies: 2,129thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,246thNudest: 2,331stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,859thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,939thMost Stationary: 6,466thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,065thLargest Populations: 9,658thHighest Drug Use: 12,951stHighest Poor Incomes: 13,961st
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, the government is cracking down on subversive groups.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, Harry Potter books are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, politicians are often seen with soldiers pointing guns at their heads.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, a full moon at night lets economists sleep tight.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, public incontinence is a growing problem amongst the nation's women.
  • : The Stalker updated the World Factbook entry in Hell.
  • : The Stalker lodged a message on the Hell Regional Message Board.

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