The Allied States of 9W is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, complete lack of public education, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.209 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 1,855 trillion Glittery Bees a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 298,896 Glittery Bees, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,448,999 per year while the poor average 35,689, a ratio of 40.6 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: 1 day 6 hours ago
- 4 days ago: 9W fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Devout.
- 9 days ago: 9W was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
- 9 days ago: 9W was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Pro-Market.
- 12 days ago: 9W was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed (last census: Top 1%).
- 12 days ago: 9W was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Armed (last census: Top 5%).
- 18 days ago: 9W was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
- 18 days ago: 9W was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
- 38 days ago: 9W was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides (last census: Top 10%).
- 38 days ago: 9W was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
- 47 days ago: 9W fell out of the world Top 10% for Highest Drug Use.