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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st Most Ignorant Citizens: 3rd Most Devout: 5th
The Mad King of Hell of
Iron Fist Consumerists
I am the daringest devil you've ever met, love.
The Mad King of Hell
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate / Lucifer
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Stalker

Population15.98 billion

CapitalHell
LeaderThe Mad King of Hell
FaithDiscordianism

CurrencySoul
AnimalWhite Rabbit

The Mad King of Hell of The Stalker is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Mad King of Hell with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, feral children, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.98 billion Damned Souls 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Spirituality, Industry, and Environment are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hell. The average income tax rate is 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Damned to Hell economy, worth an astonishing 11,816 trillion Souls a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, Retail, and Trout Farming. Average income is a breathtaking 739,467 Souls, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,469,402 per year while the poor average 164,734, a ratio of 15.0 to 1.

Hordes of gardening enthusiasts are being banished from cities nationwide, heirs who take too long in the bathroom are declared missing and presumed dead, holiday gift-giving is often peppered with songs of praise to morally-questionable televangelists, and justice is available only to those who can afford its price tag. Crime is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Stalker's national animal is the White Rabbit, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Discordianism.

The Stalker is ranked 5,447th in the world and 9th in Hell for Most Stationary, with 1,917.707106 Days.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1stMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rdMost Devout: 5thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12thMost Primitive: 16thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22ndMost Subsidized Industry: 24thMost Armed: 31stMost Corrupt Governments: 42ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 45thHighest Average Incomes: 46thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 47thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 56thHighest Crime Rates: 56thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 58thLargest Agricultural Sector: 64thLargest Black Market: 67thFattest Citizens: 68thMost Beautiful Environments: 90thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 127thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 139thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 184thLargest Insurance Industry: 204thLargest Retail Industry: 213thHighest Economic Output: 229thLargest Governments: 268thBest Weather: 374thRudest Citizens: 475thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,445thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,486thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,976thMost Influential: 1,978thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,268thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,297thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,240thMost Stationary: 5,447thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,904thTop
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Largest Populations: 8,560thHighest Drug Use: 12,983rd
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, justice is available only to those who can afford its price tag.
  • : The Stalker was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, holiday gift-giving is often peppered with songs of praise to morally-questionable televangelists.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, heirs who take too long in the bathroom are declared missing and presumed dead.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, hordes of gardening enthusiasts are being banished from cities nationwide.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, flatulent people are left to die of cancer at the end of hospital waiting lists.
  • : Following new legislation in The Stalker, the teaching of evolution has been banned.
  • : The Stalker lodged a message on the Hell Regional Message Board.
  • : The Stalker lodged a message on the Hell Regional Message Board.
  • : The Stalker voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn North East Somerset".

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