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Largest Retail Industry: 5thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 36thMost Efficient Economies: 66th
The Black Iron Prison State of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones
Argus Panoptes
Influence
Instigator
Domestic Intelligence and Extrajudicial Activity
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Dungeon

Population7.514 billion

CapitalPanopticon
LeaderArgus Panoptes
FaithOmnipresent Omniscience

Currencycompany scrip
AnimalElectric Sheep

The Black Iron Prison State of Dungeon is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Argus Panoptes with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, aversion to nipples, and vat-grown people. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.514 billion Prisoners 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, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Panopticon. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 35.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Imprisoned economy, worth a remarkable 4,351 trillion company scrips a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is a breathtaking 579,111 company scrips, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,379,351 per year while the poor average 5,782, a ratio of 930 to 1.

Environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway, Panopticon's iconic yellow taxis are nowhere to be seen, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence, and blocked storm drains cause sanitation problems. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Dungeon's national animal is the Electric Sheep, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Omnipresent Omniscience.

Dungeon is ranked 136,757th in the world and 17th in The Horde for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 595.01 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 5thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 36thMost Efficient Economies: 66thMost Scientifically Advanced: 102ndFattest Citizens: 108thMost Corrupt Governments: 128thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 129thMost Avoided: 129thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 138thHighest Average Incomes: 170thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 176thMost Subsidized Industry: 177thRudest Citizens: 268thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 277thHighest Disposable Incomes: 310thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 315thMost Secular: 321stLargest Insurance Industry: 346thLargest Information Technology Sector: 364thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 392ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 398thMost Armed: 424thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 425thLargest Mining Sector: 598thLargest Agricultural Sector: 651stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 701stLargest Governments: 915thSmartest Citizens: 1,002ndLargest Gambling Industry: 1,420thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,428thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,463rdMost Pro-Market: 1,682ndLargest Black Market: 1,766thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,637thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,042ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,665thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,134thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12,821stMost Conservative: 14,933rdMost Stationary: 15,557thMost Influential: 17,124thMost Extreme: 18,778th
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, blocked storm drains cause sanitation problems.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, Panopticon's iconic yellow taxis are nowhere to be seen.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, ambulances aren't allowed to overtake hearses.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, a recent "genocide prevention" campaign includes murdering children based on their DNA.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, fake beard sales are on the rise amongst female commuters.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, the ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, foreign governments regularly accuse the Imprisoned military of war crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in Dungeon, the only place where one can see the Imprisoned cherry tree is in a museum.

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