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The Great Grey Empire of Area VIII

“Cleanse The World”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Osiris

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The Great Grey Empire of Area VIII is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Walter Wolfman III with an iron fist, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.581 billion are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wolfenburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 50%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Retail and Information Technology.

The lowest age at which one can marry has been recently lowered to 12, religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else, eight year-olds with lemonade stands have been known to be locked up on charges of embezzlement, and torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is well under control, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Area VIII's national animal is the Raven, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Zera.

Area VIII is ranked 2,732nd in Osiris and 91,900th in the world for Highest Drug Use, scoring 35 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago

  • 1 day 4 hours ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry (last census: Top 10%).
  • 9 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Police Ratios.
  • 21 days ago: Area VIII fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 21 days ago: Area VIII fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 23 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • 47 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 10%).
  • 47 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 10%).
  • 53 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • 64 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 68 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry.

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by Max Barry

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