“Cleanse The World”
|Category: Corporate Police State|
Regional Influence: Negotiator
The Great Grey Empire of Area VIII is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Walter Wolfman III with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.247 billion Area VIIIians 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.
The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wolfenburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 35.3%.
The frighteningly efficient Area VIIIian economy, worth 937 trillion Zeras a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 129,326 Zeras, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 801,104 per year while the poor average 9,007, a ratio of 88.9 to 1.
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 totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Area VIII's national animal is the Raven, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.
Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 23 hours ago
- 11 hours ago: Area VIII fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
- 54 days ago: Area VIII's influence in Japerica rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
- 87 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 89 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Information Technology Sector.
- 98 days ago: Area VIII fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
- 99 days ago: Area VIII's influence in Japerica rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
- 106 days ago: Area VIII's influence in Japerica fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
- 109 days ago: Area VIII's influence in Japerica rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
- 114 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 5%).
- 120 days ago: Area VIII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 10%).