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Gloriosa Arstotzka
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Reduce Black Market

Postby Gloriosa Arstotzka » Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:20 am

How do I reduce my Black Market without reducing my authoritharianism, Technology and Defense Forces?

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Umbratellus
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Postby Umbratellus » Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:23 am

The fastest way to tackle the black market is to reduce corruption; unfortunately for you that usually entails raising civil rights - but not always! Holding government officials accountable for their actions and upholding rule of law might generally help. Banning bribery and lobbying could raise your authoritarianism while still lowering corruption too.
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Jar Wattinree
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Jar Wattinree » Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:15 pm

Umbratellus wrote:The fastest way to tackle the black market is to reduce corruption; unfortunately for you that usually entails raising civil rights - but not always! Holding government officials accountable for their actions and upholding rule of law might generally help. Banning bribery and lobbying could raise your authoritarianism while still lowering corruption too.

I recommend the opposite and embrace your Black Market stat.

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Orlesian States
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Postby Orlesian States » Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:17 pm

Jar Wattinree wrote:
Umbratellus wrote:The fastest way to tackle the black market is to reduce corruption; unfortunately for you that usually entails raising civil rights - but not always! Holding government officials accountable for their actions and upholding rule of law might generally help. Banning bribery and lobbying could raise your authoritarianism while still lowering corruption too.

I recommend the opposite and embrace your Black Market stat.


What exactly would embracing the black market do for my nation? I don't really know what it does, honestly.
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Jar Wattinree
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Jar Wattinree » Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:07 pm

Orlesian States wrote:
Jar Wattinree wrote:I recommend the opposite and embrace your Black Market stat.


What exactly would embracing the black market do for my nation? I don't really know what it does, honestly.

Well, what does a black market do IRL? It bypasses the legal customs of your nation. For me, since my economy is so black markety, and my corruption is through the roof, I imagine my officials let the black market be because it brings in a lot of extra money alongside the AI-planned part of the state economy, and since they get paid, and there's no crimes being committed, everyone benefits.

Unofficially, of course. Officially, there is no black market, there is only the glorious AI-planned economy.

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The Church of Satan
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby The Church of Satan » Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:31 pm

Unbanning smoking, prudism, meat, marriage, and same-sex marriages would help. You can make up for the loss of authoritarianism through other means. Decrease political freedoms and economic freedoms even further: Capital punishment, corporal punishment, parental licensing, conscription, ID chips, no immigration, and no emigration. All these policies would add onto your authoritarianism without banning specific products. Additionally, they'd increase your defense or technology stats (I think.) At the very least, your defense stat would rise due to conscription. Technology would probably rise because of the ID chips.
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Catholic America
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Postby Catholic America » Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:40 am

Jar Wattinree wrote:
Umbratellus wrote:The fastest way to tackle the black market is to reduce corruption; unfortunately for you that usually entails raising civil rights - but not always! Holding government officials accountable for their actions and upholding rule of law might generally help. Banning bribery and lobbying could raise your authoritarianism while still lowering corruption too.

I recommend the opposite and embrace your Black Market stat.

Cant tax the black market
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The Bay State Republic
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Postby The Bay State Republic » Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:43 am

Gloriosa Arstotzka wrote:How do I reduce my Black Market without reducing my authoritharianism, Technology and Defense Forces?

We've all but eliminated the black market. All items have been painted gray.

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Jar Wattinree
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Jar Wattinree » Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:41 pm

Catholic America wrote:
Jar Wattinree wrote:I recommend the opposite and embrace your Black Market stat.

Cant tax the black market

That's thinking too small. "Taxes" here are more like "bribes". You pay us this amount so we don't shut you down.


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