The Kingdom of Impel Down
“No matter how deep the night, it always turns to day.”
|Category: Father Knows Best State|
Location: The North Pacific
Regional Influence: Sprat
The Kingdom of Impel Down is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, frequent executions, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 306 million Impelians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Los Phantom. The average income tax rate is 48.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The all-consuming Impelian economy, worth 28.6 trillion belis a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 93,573 belis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.
The single fish caught by Impelian fishers last year is cited as evidence of Impel Down's thriving fisheries, teenagers are told they're not thinking about sex enough, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails, and pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Impel Down's national animal is the dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Impel Down, pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police.
- : Following new legislation in Impel Down, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails.
- : Following new legislation in Impel Down, teenagers are told they're not thinking about sex enough.
- : Following new legislation in Impel Down, the single fish caught by Impelian fishers last year is cited as evidence of Impel Down's thriving fisheries.
- : Following new legislation in Impel Down, the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them.
- : Following new legislation in Impel Down, disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire.
- : Following new legislation in Impel Down, foreign musicians that Leader dislikes are turned away at the border.
- : Following new legislation in Impel Down, gardeners must genetically test weeds for unique traits before digging them up.
- : Following new legislation in Impel Down, euthanasia is legal.
- : Following new legislation in Impel Down, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
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