The Empire of Perlistan is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its fertile, hospitable landscape, compulsory vegetarianism, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 1.011 billion Perlistanians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "
The large, honest, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 59.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizable and perfect Perlistanian economy, worth 23.7 quadrillion Farthings 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 Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Drug Smuggling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising 25 year olds selling old cars at midnight, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 23,475 Farthings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
All major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, euthanasia is illegal, bicyclists are banned from major roads, and military spending is on the increase. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Perlistan's national animal is the Shark, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.