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The Deep Shadow of VileDarkness

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Location: The Netherlands

Regional Influence: Hermit


The Deep Shadow of VileDarkness is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by His Divine Shadow with an iron fist, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, state-planned economy, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 39.294 billion VileDarknessians 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of DarknessCity. The average income tax rate is 72.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The VileDarknessian economy, worth a remarkable 5,945 trillion photons a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 151,304 photons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

There's a lot of mouth-breathers about these days, prank shows are so hot right now, dancing with your first cousin is a misdemeanor, and naval armadas borrow their formations from synchronized swimming handbooks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. VileDarkness's national animal is the owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

VileDarkness is ranked 171,076th in the world and 1st in The Netherlands for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.07 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 146thMost Ignorant Citizens: 148thLargest Populations: 213thLargest Black Market: 363rdMost Stationary: 759thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,197thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,300thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,350thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,373rdHighest Economic Output: 1,522ndMost Primitive: 1,697thLowest Crime Rates: 1,718thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,793rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,927thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,510thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,591stLargest Governments: 3,139thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,357thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,906thNudest: 6,244thMost Influential: 7,362ndHighest Poor Incomes: 10,975thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 13,895thMost Devout: 15,626thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,363rd

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