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The Allied States of 9W

“Balanced diet: a beer in each hand”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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The Allied States of 9W is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.092 billion 9Wians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is effectively ruled by the Department of 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 49%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining industries.

The Holy Office of the Inquisition is the highest court in the land, locally produced computer games are being released faster than gamers can play them, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army, and Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused. 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 331st in Balder and 7,580th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 211 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 16 days ago

  • 15 hours ago: 9W was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 2 days 16 hours ago: 9W was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • 8 days ago: 9W was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • 10 days ago: 9W was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Avoided.
  • 11 days ago: 9W was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • 16 days ago: 9W was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in 9W, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in 9W, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in 9W, locally produced computer games are being released faster than gamers can play them.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in 9W, the Holy Office of the Inquisition is the highest court in the land.

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by Max Barry

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