Background: According to the written tradition of the Christian religion, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”. Political strife within the Kingdom of Heaven led to the expulsion of those opposed to the traditional theocratic rule of King God I, and the exiled “Fallen” went on to establish the autonomous area known as Hell. In a constant state of conflict with their former homeland, Hellites (alternatively Hellions), have turned their political machinations on other geopolitical states, and are listed as a Rogue Nation. Hell has been repeatedly denied UN representation due to untried crimes against humanity, harboring of known war criminals, and human rights violations that are continually dismissed as punishing the wicked for their earthly sins. Hell is also isolated internationally by a steadfast xenophobic government, which has given rise to groups of “Hell deniers” who question the very existence of the area.
Location: Geographic center of the Earth
Geographic coordinates: 0 N, 0 E, beneath the burning gaze of God.
Map references: Oceania, Marianas Trench
total: 666 sq km
land: 666 sq km, excluding lakes of fire and brimstone.
water: 0 sq km
Area – comparative: slightly more than 4 times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries: 0 km
Coastline: 0 km
Spiritual boundaries: Very few live souls have escaped Hell (See Theseus)
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of human evil.
exclusive fishing zone: worldwide, with restrictions for size and wickedness. Limited markets exclude soul-taking in non-human species.
extended fishing zone: Wherever the hearts of men may go.
territorial sea: 666 nm (coasts impassable except by small ferry craft, contracted to Charon exclusively)
Climate: hot and arid, occasional complete freezings.
Terrain: varying geologically from the high, grisly piles of tormented souls, geologically active caverns of lava, fire and burning pitch, seas of bile, hate and fields of unending ice, blood, sin, and torment with a cosmological infinite number of variations. Nine notable circular elevation changes have lead to a districting socio-economic government, presided over in accordance with feudal law. Several large cities serve as the hubs of Hell’s “service industries”, with Dis encircling the exact geographic center.
lowest point: The Ninth Circle, the blackest pit of all sin.
highest point: The Vestible, home of the Gates of Hell, first of the Nine circles.
Natural resources: tortured souls, primary exporter of the Seven Deadly Sins (Pride, Covetousness, Wrath, Envy, Gluttony, Sloth and Lechery), unrefined evil
Natural hazards: Demons (January to December), Fire (Now till Eternity), Damnation (Death until Judgment Day), Cerebus
Environment – current issues: inadequate facilities for disposal of solid waste; inadequate facilities for disposal of liquid waste threats; inadequate facilities for disposal of gaseous waste; inadequate facilities for disposal of spiritual waste; illegal fishing, hunting, and existing practices, horrors that cannot be comprehended by the minds of men, overpopulation, and extreme pollution.
Population: 6,394,999,293,384 (July 2000 est.)
0-14 years: 20% (male 51%; female 49%)
15-64 years: 45% (male 60%; female 40%)
65 years and over: 35% (male 42% female 58%) (2000 est.)
Religions: Christians (Catholics, Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Assembly of God, the Liebenzell Mission, and Latter-Day Saints, and most other sects), Jews, Muslims, Pagans, unbelievers, the unbaptized, and the sinful.
conventional long form: The Kingdom of Hell
conventional short form: Hell, Heck, the Inferno, the Abyss
local long form: ARRRRRGHGHGHG!
local short form: IEEEE!
former: Hel (Norse), Tartarus (Greek), Sheol (Hebrew), Gehenna, Hades, Neflheim, Jahannam, Feng Du, numerous others
Government type: Feudal autocracy in the form of a Kingdom
Administrative divisions: 9 states; Vestible or Limbo, The Carnal, The Gluttonous, the Greedy, The Wrathful, Heretics, The Violent, the Fraudulent, The Treacherous
chief of state: Prince of Darkness Lucifer, Satan, The Devil (since time immemorial) note – the president is both the chief of state and head of government
head of government: Prince of Darkness Lucifer, Satan, The Devil (since time immemorial) note – the president is both the chief of state and head of government
Cabinet: The Dukes and Princes of Hell
elections: no elections are held
election results: flaying and burning pokers
Political parties and leaders: National Socialist, Zealotry of all flavors, creeds and colors, Communists, fascists… Every damn kind of politics is in there.
International organization participation: NAMBLA, NRA, KKK, BLM,Church of Satan, countless shadowy organisations worldwide.
Flag description: a ring of blasphemous hellfire intersected by a flaming star, commonly referred to as a pentagram or “HOLY FUCK DID YOU SEE THAT?”
Economy – overview: The economy consists primarily of creating devices and materials in support of infernal schemes and machinations. Residents of Hell live in subhuman conditions, with no agriculture to support their needs. The government is the only employer of the workforce, relying heavily on financial assistance from the outside world. The population enjoys little or nothing. Long-run prospects for the tourist sector have been greatly bolstered by the expansion of agnosticism and atheism around the world.
Imports – partners: People’s Republic of North Korea
Debt – external: about $100 septillion (1989)