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The Deep Shadow of VileDarkness

“Where's the light switch?”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: The Netherlands

Regional Influence: Hermit

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The Deep Shadow of VileDarkness is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by His Divine Shadow with an iron fist, and renowned for its disturbing lack of elderly people, rampant corporate plagiarism, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 42.019 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 6,357 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 267,993rd in the world and 1st in The Netherlands for Smartest Citizens, with 0.21 quips per hour.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 170thLargest Populations: 198thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 206thLargest Black Market: 468thMost Stationary: 701stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,248thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,515thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,602ndMost Primitive: 1,652ndHighest Economic Output: 1,693rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,934thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,998thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,033rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,129thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,752ndMost Corrupt Governments: 2,841stLargest Governments: 3,600thNudest: 5,961stMost Influential: 7,362ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,589thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,939thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 15,208thMost Devout: 17,604thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,190th

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