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|Motto: Evil exists it's Intelligence in the service of entropy|
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|Region||A Nice Warm Cave|
|Official Language(s)||English, Pocket dictionary Italian, Latin, Pig German, MS Word French|
|Leader||His Holiness, Sean Sandy the First|
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A Nice Warm Cave
The Holy Empire of Room 549 is a huge, safe nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates, and its compulsary military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population 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. It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Public Transport. The Government measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The people of this nation also happen to be rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night. Citizens pay a flat income tax. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Uranium Mining. The controversial show 'Who Wants to be an Immigrant?' has become wildly popular. Citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages, people who are terrified of needles are torn between their phobia and free health care, and record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been recorded. Citizens select which government department gets their income tax caglars each year
Major cities are suffering under water rationing, waste is frequently shipped to other countries, and heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste and avoid even more costly cleanup costs.
A new law has been passed saying that citizens must have a license to operate a computer, and to protect the morals of doctors, no matter how much people are suffering, euthanasia is illegal.
Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force, eight-year-olds with lemonade stands have been known to be locked up on charges of embezzlement. Criminals are executed and their property seized, and sex offenders find themselves 'cut off' from any ability to repeat their crimes. Newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines, and programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours.
Criminals are executed and their property seized, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low, and in an attempt to make an extra buck, government-run brothels can be found on every street corner.
Room 549's national animal is the shark, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, however, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied shark, and its currency is the caglar.
Otherwise healthy people are being sent to internment camps just because they have VODAIS, corporations cut costs by taking away safety-features on their products, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, and 'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink.
Room 549 is ranked 8th in the region and 12,570th in the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
Room 549 is ranked 6th in the region and 9,284th in the world for Largest Mining Sector.
Room 549 is ranked 6th in the region and 11,762nd in the world for Rudest Citizens.
Room 549 is ranked 6th in the region and 18,689th in the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.