The Allied States of 9W is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.257 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.
The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Industry, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Defense are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of 9W City. Income tax is unheard of.
The frighteningly efficient 9Wian economy, worth a remarkable 2,545 trillion Glittery Bees a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Pizza Delivery, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 308,307 Glittery Bees, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,470,644 per year while the poor average 37,963, a ratio of 38.7 to 1.
Murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows, the nation's cuisine is the laughing stock of Balder, Ollie the Oiled Seal welcomes throngs of tourists to the newly opened Oil Oasis Water Park, and the nation is reliant on the principle of mutually assured destruction to maintain its security. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. 9W's national animal is the Gazelle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is a major religion.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : 9W was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
- : 9W was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
- : 9W was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
- : 9W was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
- : 9W was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
- : 9W was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry, Largest Soda Pop Sector, Highest Average Incomes, Highest Wealthy Incomes, and Largest Gambling Industry.
- : 9W was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Shortest Average Lifespan (last census: Top 5%).
- : 9W was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry (last census: Top 5%).
- : 9W was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 10%).
- : 9W was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry (last census: Top 5%).