Quin tu suspendis te? General Superintendent Aleister Crowley
Most Influential: 20thMost Scientifically Advanced: 151stLowest Crime Rates: 169th
The Scientific Powerhouse of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Dark Matter

Population16.725 billion

CapitalAcademy City
LeaderGeneral Superintendent Aleister Crowley
FaithFlying Spaghetti Monster


The Scientific Powerhouse of Dark Matter is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by General Superintendent Aleister Crowley with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 16.725 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, 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 6,653 trillion Euros 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. 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 an amazing 397,819 Euros, with the richest citizens earning 6.8 times as much as the poorest.

The government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Dark Matter, children wondering what happens to pets after they die are shown where the compost heap is, and battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out. 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 76,809th in the world and 321st in Europe for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring 3,251.6 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

Most Influential: 20thMost Scientifically Advanced: 151stLowest Crime Rates: 169thMost Secular: 174thLargest Governments: 303rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 310thMost Corrupt Governments: 337thSmartest Citizens: 374thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 387thMost Efficient Economies: 387thHighest Average Tax Rates: 418thMost Developed: 475thLargest Information Technology Sector: 519thLongest Average Lifespans: 528thMost Patriotic: 738thMost Beautiful Environments: 934thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 951stMost Cultured: 958thMost Advanced Public Education: 975thHighest Average Incomes: 986thHealthiest Citizens: 1,004thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,071stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,169thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,170thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,284thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,318thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,395thHighest Food Quality: 1,446thHighest Economic Output: 1,551stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,699thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,835thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,022ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,106thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,333rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,396thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,548thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,353rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,822ndLargest Black Market: 5,076thMost Stationary: 5,395thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,580thMost Inclusive: 6,233rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,810thTop
Best Weather: 16,414thLargest Populations: 17,411thMost Authoritarian: 17,594th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Patriotic: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 12th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 23rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 24th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 25th in the regionMost Cultured: 26th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 27th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 29th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 33rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 36th in the regionLargest Black Market: 37th in the regionLargest Populations: 53rd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 73rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 81st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 103rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 113th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dark Matter, battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Matter, children wondering what happens to pets after they die are shown where the compost heap is.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Matter, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Dark Matter.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Matter, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping.
  • : Dark Matter voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Voice of ARB".
  • : Dark Matter endorsed The Federal Republic of Georgia United.
  • : Dark Matter endorsed The Kingdom of Ruritanien.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Matter, glamping Espers won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Matter, nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Dark Matter, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers.


World Assembly

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