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The Crystal Empire of King Sombra

“Fear Me, Crystal Slaves!”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: Pony Lands

Regional Influence: Page

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The Crystal Empire of King Sombra is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by King Sombra with an iron fist, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.272 billion Sombrans 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crystal Castle. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.3%.

The strong Sombran economy, worth 916 trillion Black Crystals a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 81,309 Black Crystals, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 231,801 per year while the poor average 22,743, a ratio of 10.2 to 1.

Funding for education has been redirected into the military, prosecutors routinely call transplant doctors as 'expert witnesses' in burglary cases, artists regularly face criminal charges and art-burning parties are common, and sushi just hasn't been the same since salmon went extinct overnight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. King Sombra's national animal is the Shadow Creature, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Despair.

King Sombra is ranked 52,424th in the world and 17th in Pony Lands for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 2,573.61 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,689thMost Conservative: 7,048thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,581stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,225thFattest Citizens: 12,644thTop
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Largest Black Market: 14,953rdLargest Mining Sector: 16,573rdMost Corrupt Governments: 17,027thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,455thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,108thHighest Economic Output: 24,462ndMost Authoritarian: 24,730thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26,962nd
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Patriotic: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the region

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