by Max Barry

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The Free Land of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
All we need is blood.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population2.67 billion



The Free Land of Darklore is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.67 billion Creatures are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hellstein. The average income tax rate is 32.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Darklorean economy, worth 131 trillion Bloods a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 49,265 Bloods, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

It is a crime to operate a combine harvester while intoxicated, courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Creatures, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit, and a proud mining community is considering a rebellion after the Capital officially renamed them 'District XII'. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Darklore's national animal is the Bat.

Darklore is ranked 155,698th in the world and 8,631st in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 44.79 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Largest Black Market: 530th in the regionMost Stationary: 816th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 888th in the region

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