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Most Authoritarian: 193rdMost Conservative: 262ndMost Extreme: 1,255th
The Dominion of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Even in death, the Purple Light triumphs!
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Purple Lightning

Population339 million

Currencycredit
AnimalBright Pegasus

The Dominion of Purple Lightning is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 339 million ⚡ Purple Lights ⚡ are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 77.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant 🔥 Lit 🔥 economy, worth 2.94 trillion credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 8,680 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

One tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, landless farmers wander forlornly in the government's many national parks, crossing the road requires a risk assessment, and flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Purple Lightning's national animal is the Bright Pegasus, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Purple Lightning is ranked 192,856th in the world and 1,058th in 10000 Islands for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -34.21 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 193rdMost Conservative: 262ndMost Extreme: 1,255thMost Income Equality: 2,167thTop
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Most Secular: 4,367thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,645thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,205thTop
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Most Primitive: 13,601stHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,690thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,896th
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Most Conservative: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 6th in the regionMost Income Equality: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Primitive: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 81st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 130th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Purple Lightning, flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple Lightning, crossing the road requires a risk assessment.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple Lightning, landless farmers wander forlornly in the government's many national parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple Lightning, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.
  • : Purple Lightning was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Purple Lightning was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple Lightning, the incidence of wrist sprains is falling.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple Lightning, disgruntled jocks are forced to play tetris for entertainment.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple Lightning, anti-vaxxers are right about the government injecting diseases into people.
  • : Following new legislation in Purple Lightning, Purple Lightning has designated Purple Lightning City as its capital city.

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