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The Mafia Economic Extremist of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Money, Power, Respect!
Influence
Powerbroker
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Dark System

Population15.583 billion

CapitalThe Dark System Main Command Centre
LeaderMaster Economist

CurrencyDollar
AnimalMonster

The Mafia Economic Extremist of The Dark System is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Master Economist with an iron fist, and remarkable for its flagrant waste-dumping, keen interest in outer space, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 15.583 billion Dark Systems are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Dark System Main Command Centre. The average income tax rate is 99.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Dark System economy, worth an astonishing 18,816 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 1,207,474 Dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 11,302,953 per year while the poor average 10,949, a ratio of 1,032 to 1.

Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, billions are being spent on a new island airport, the government spends twice as much reclaiming lost settlements from the sea as it could've on coastal defences, and the sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Dark System's national animal is the Monster, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Dark System is ranked 1st in the world and 1st in The Axis of Evil for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 125,401.08 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 1stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1stMost Efficient Economies: 2ndHighest Average Incomes: 2ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19thMost Corrupt Governments: 22ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 24thLargest Black Market: 27thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 29thFattest Citizens: 30thLargest Agricultural Sector: 32ndLargest Insurance Industry: 33rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 33rdMost Secular: 34thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 36thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 36thLargest Mining Sector: 42ndMost Avoided: 42ndLargest Governments: 46thRudest Citizens: 62ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 65thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 79thHighest Economic Output: 91stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 108thSmartest Citizens: 151stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 163rdMost Armed: 188thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 191stLargest Gambling Industry: 191stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 554thLowest Crime Rates: 600thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 792ndMost Advanced Public Education: 974thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,204thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,257thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,801stTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,504thMost Stationary: 4,160thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,302ndMost Influential: 9,792ndTop
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Largest Populations: 13,256thMost Pro-Market: 14,129thHighest Drug Use: 21,863rd
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Most Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, the sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, the government spends twice as much reclaiming lost settlements from the sea as it could've on coastal defences.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, The Dark System isn't what it used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, robotic spouses prove to be just as imperfect as flesh and blood ones.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, owning a tractor is widely regarded as an essential prerequisite to most government positions.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, the government considers it a sacred duty to video bikini-clad beach swimmers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, political detractors refer to Master Economist as 'that Bigtopian puppet'.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one.

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