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The Mafian Economic Extremist of
Corporate Police State
Money, Power, Respect!
Influence
Power
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Dark System

Population23.43 billion

CapitalThe Dark System Main Command Centre
LeaderMaster Economist

CurrencyDollar
AnimalMonster

The Mafian Economic Extremist of The Dark System is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Master Economist with an iron fist, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 23.43 billion Mafians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business 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 income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Dark System economy, worth an astonishing 34,410 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 1,468,633 Dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 13,755,090 per year while the poor average 13,223, a ratio of 1,040 to 1.

Reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors, for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil, and the nation refuses to discard its increasingly useless penny. Crime is totally unknown. The Dark System's national animal is the Monster, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Dark System is ranked 77,403rd in the world and 20th in The Axis of Evil for Most Conservative, scoring 68.58 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 1stHighest Average Incomes: 1stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1stLargest Retail Industry: 1stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10thMost Corrupt Governments: 11thMost Subsidized Industry: 11thFattest Citizens: 13thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13thLargest Governments: 15thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15thLargest Black Market: 17thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21stLargest Insurance Industry: 21stRudest Citizens: 21stLargest Agricultural Sector: 24thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 25thMost Avoided: 30thLargest Mining Sector: 30thHighest Economic Output: 31stMost Secular: 40thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 40thLargest Information Technology Sector: 45thMost Patriotic: 56thMost Armed: 63rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 69thSmartest Citizens: 69thLargest Gambling Industry: 74thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 108thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 121stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 231stLargest Publishing Industry: 571stMost Advanced Public Education: 727thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,094thLowest Crime Rates: 1,225thMost Pro-Market: 1,772ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,794thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,201stTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,838thMost Stationary: 3,100thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,611thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,618thMost Cultured: 5,541stMost Influential: 7,384thLargest Populations: 11,250th
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Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, the nation refuses to discard its increasingly useless penny.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, the people are famous throughout the region for their perfect yellow teeth.
  • : The Dark System was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Corporate Police State".
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, Master Economist's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, Master Economist claims to be the epitome of family values.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dark System, the population's jaw muscles put sharks to shame.

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