The Black Line of 98X is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Davis Wellington with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, anti-smoking policies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.557 billion 98Xers are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.
The relatively small, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Public Transport, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sylvania City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.3%.
The thriving 98X economy, worth 477 trillion coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 63,223 coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 227,400 per year while the poor average 12,581, a ratio of 18.1 to 1.
The government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system, the government is financing an extremely costly war against malaria, wealthy parents-to-be can select their perfect baby, and a National Academy regulates grammar and usage. Crime is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 98X's national animal is the winged hamster.
Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago
- 5 days ago: 98X was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Pro-Market.
- 5 days ago: 98X was endorsed by The Oscillating Outback of Ivo Mullur.
- 6 days ago: 98X was endorsed by The Kingdom of Harenhime.
- 9 days ago: 98X was endorsed by The Director of Intelligence of Island of the Lonely.
- 9 days ago: 98X was endorsed by The Democratic State of Ezelis.
- 12 days ago: 98X voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Responsible Arms Trading"".
- 13 days ago: 98X was endorsed by The Student of Drewlantis of RockMeAmedeus.
- 14 days ago: 98X was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
- 15 days ago: 98X was endorsed by The People's Republic of My Liberation.
- 17 days ago: 98X was endorsed by The Director of Intelligence of Island of the Lonely.