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The Allied States of 9W

“Balanced diet: a beer in each hand”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: NationStates Congratulations Bureau

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The Allied States of 9W is a massive, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 4.421 billion 9Wians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Commerce, with areas such as Social Equality and the Environment receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of 9W City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining industries.

The police force is rumoured to be made up of evil shadows with no souls, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished, and students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. 9W's national animal is the Gazelle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the Glittery Bee.

9W is ranked 1st in NationStates Congratulations Bureau and 111,833rd in the world for Most Cultured, scoring -75 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in 9W, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas.
  • 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in 9W, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished.
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: 9W was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in 9W, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in 9W, the police force is rumoured to be made up of evil shadows with no souls.
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in 9W, seafood restaurants assure customers 'If it lives in the sea, it's on our menu'.
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in 9W, the booming slave trade is now government-funded.
  • 8 days ago: 9W fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Influential.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in 9W, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the 9W Blood Tithe.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in 9W, the nation's drinking water tends to glow green at night.

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by Max Barry

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