by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 22ndMost Secular: 133rdLowest Crime Rates: 149th
The Scientific Powerhouse of
Psychotic Dictatorship Communist Dictatorship
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General Superintendent Aleister Crowley
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Dark Matter

Population14.022 billion

CapitalAcademy City
LeaderGeneral Superintendent Aleister Crowley
FaithFlying Spaghetti Monster


The Scientific Powerhouse of Dark Matter is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by General Superintendent Aleister Crowley with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 14.022 billion Espers 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 large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Academy City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient scientific economy, worth a remarkable 5,241 trillion Euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 373,777 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Theatre audiences often need a telescope to see the stage, General Superintendent Aleister Crowley is famed for giving great back rubs, the nation's black ops are starting to get on people's nerves, and the derisively named "Morlocks of Moria" futilely demand time in the sun. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dark Matter's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Dark Matter is ranked 1,346th in the world and 11th in Europe for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 16,801.7 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Influential: 22ndMost Secular: 133rdLowest Crime Rates: 149thMost Scientifically Advanced: 171stLargest Governments: 279thMost Corrupt Governments: 292ndMost Efficient Economies: 313thHighest Poor Incomes: 325thSmartest Citizens: 360thHighest Average Tax Rates: 399thMost Developed: 436thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 461stLongest Average Lifespans: 487thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 498thLargest Information Technology Sector: 542ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 836thMost Beautiful Environments: 901stMost Subsidized Industry: 905thMost Cultured: 908thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 954thHighest Average Incomes: 1,026thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,059thHealthiest Citizens: 1,069thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,346thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,394thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,402ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,567thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,865thHighest Economic Output: 1,912thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,069thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,376thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,419thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,433rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,452ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,407thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,622ndMost Inclusive: 5,766thMost Stationary: 6,142ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,434thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,455thTop
Most Authoritarian: 19,051stLargest Populations: 19,114th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 12th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 17th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 20th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 22nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 28th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 28th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 36th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 59th in the regionLargest Populations: 64th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 90th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 94th in the regionLargest Black Market: 103rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 105th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 108th in the region

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